kettledrum

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noun ket·tle·drum \ˈke-təl-ˌdrəm\

Definition of kettledrum

  1. :  a percussion instrument that consists of a hollow brass, copper, or fiberglass hemisphere with a calfskin or plastic head whose tension can be changed to vary the pitch

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First Known Use of kettledrum

1602


KETTLEDRUM Defined for English Language Learners

kettledrum

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Definition of kettledrum for English Language Learners

  • : a large drum that has a rounded bottom


KETTLEDRUM Defined for Kids

kettledrum

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noun ket·tle·drum \ˈke-təl-ˌdrəm\

Definition of kettledrum for Students

  1. :  a large brass or copper drum that has a rounded bottom and can be varied in pitch



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