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drum·beat

 (drŭm′bēt′)
n.
1. The sound produced by beating a drum.
2. Vehement, persistent advocacy of a cause: "the drumbeat of criticism of the news media from the right" (Michael Pollan).

drumbeat

(ˈdrʌmˌbiːt)
n
(Instruments) the sound made by beating a drum

drum•beat

(ˈdrʌmˌbit)

n.
the rhythmic sound of a drum.
[1850–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.drumbeat - the sound made by beating a drumdrumbeat - the sound made by beating a drum  
sound - the sudden occurrence of an audible event; "the sound awakened them"
2.drumbeat - (military) the beating of a drum as a signal for lowering the flag at sundown
signal, signaling, sign - any nonverbal action or gesture that encodes a message; "signals from the boat suddenly stopped"
tattoo - a drumbeat or bugle call that signals the military to return to their quarters
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
3.drumbeat - a vehement and vociferous advocacy of a cause; "the warmongers kept up their drumbeat on Iraq"
advocacy, protagonism - active support of an idea or cause etc.; especially the act of pleading or arguing for something
Translations

drumbeat

[ˈdrʌmˌbiːt] Nredoble m

drumbeat

[ˈdrʌmˌbiːt] ncolpo di tamburo
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No barrel-organ mended the matter, and no big drum beat dull care away.
At twelve precisely a drum beat the “long roll ' before the” Bold Dragoon,” and Richard appeared, accompanied by Captain Hollister, who was clad in Investments as commander of the “Templeton Light Infantry,” when the former demanded of the latter the aid of the posse comitatus in enforcing the laws of the country.
You hear the drum beat in the morning wherever you go, even in the country
The Poacher, for example, is a real rocking tour de force, featuring a driving John Bonham drum beat that's a million miles from Mumford territory.
It is so much more fun playing with a drum beat than playing by yourself.
His music is known for its laid-back style and many of his songs include a very light and delicate drum beat.
It's Up To You Now is more experimental with its thundering drum beat, and the record storms to an end with the fun-loving and insanely cheery Gotta Get Away.
I did become bothered by a lack of variety, with a constant and unvarying pounding drum beat.
Florence + The Machine - Spectrum Elizabethan-style harp chords, a frenetic drum beat and layered vocals are the heroes here.
The drum beat is a unifying force that bridges many cultures around the world including the people of Haiti," said Jobin.
A total of 632 male and female percussionists from as far afield as Singapore, India, Pakistan and Ireland gathered in Centenary Square on Saturday to perform the same Asian Dhol drum beat for 12 minutes 42 seconds.
Plus, someone could die between drum beat pauses and the Hell-O Kittie-type cover art of a burning church.