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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.
Using oriental drum beats, Mounir performs dynamic songs based on folk tunes, such as "Al-Nawasy" (Sidewalks) (2001), in which the drum beat is reminiscent of the familiar beats of "Al-Zar.
Later, children of Islamabad Japanese School performed a lively set of traditional dance and a drum beat ensemble.
Apart from being ball-obsessed, he has learned that the EastEnders theme tune means we go out for the last walk of the day and as soon as the drum beat starts, he rushes to the front door.
They had been ordered by the North's Parades Commission to play only a single drum beat after passing St Malachy's College.
The productivity on the ship-side and in the yard is all about the drum beat and the feed of these vessels.
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'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.
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.