Thesaurus

drum

noun

Synonyms of drum

(Entry 1 of 2)

a metal container in the shape of a cylinder
  • an oil drum

Synonyms for drum

Words Related to drum

drum

verb

Synonyms of drum (Entry 2 of 2)

to strike or cause to strike lightly and usually rhythmically
  • absentmindedly drumming his fingers on the table

Synonyms for drum

Words Related to drum

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about drum

Time Traveler for drum

Time Traveler

The first known use of drum was circa 1534

See more words from the same year

Cite this Entry

“Drum.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/drum. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on drum

Dictionary: Definition of drum

Medical Dictionary: Definition of drum

Nglish: Translation of drum for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of drum for Arabic Speakers

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about drum

Comments on drum

What made you want to look up drum? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Slippery Words Quiz—Changing with the Times

  • ducreux self portrait yawning
  • What is an earlier meaning of nice?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!