paradiddle

noun
par·​a·​did·​dle | \ ˈper-ə-ˌdi-dᵊl How to pronounce paradiddle (audio) , ˈpa-rə- \

Definition of paradiddle

: a quick succession of drumbeats slower than a roll and alternating left- and right-hand strokes in a typical L-R-L-L, R-L-R-R pattern

First Known Use of paradiddle

1835, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for paradiddle

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“Paradiddle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paradiddle. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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