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1. Music The material stretched over one or both ends of a drum.
2. Nautical The circular top part of a capstan, used to hold bars for turning.


1. (Instruments) music the part of a drum that is actually struck with a stick or the hand
2. (Nautical Terms) the head of a capstan, pierced with holes for the capstan bars
3. (Anatomy) another name for eardrum



1. the membrane stretched upon a drum.
2. the top part of a capstan.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.drumhead - a membrane that is stretched taut over a drum
drum, membranophone, tympan - a musical percussion instrument; usually consists of a hollow cylinder with a membrane stretched across each end
membrane - a thin pliable sheet of material
Adj.1.drumhead - performed speedily and without formality; "a summary execution"; "summary justice"
unofficial - not having official authority or sanction; "a sort of unofficial mayor"; "an unofficial estimate"; "he participated in an unofficial capacity"


A. Nparche m de tambor
B. CPD drumhead court-martial Nconsejo m de guerra sumarísimo
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The drum was brilliantly manipulated, although the use of twine attached to the drum skin and bowed like a violin was a little underwhelming.
Two unique items of rock memorabilia have also been arranged for a raffle - a drum skin signed by Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason and an acoustic guitar, which will be signed by all the performers throughout the three-day festival, including Gerry.
Focusing on other elements of the design, one can suggest that the vertical waisted form with a central circle surrounded by elements referred to as kin, the same word as is used to refer to wax pellets placed on a drum skin to adjust its sound, refers to aspects that are associated with this instrument, perhaps the way the drum is understood to unite different ancestral forces in the growing of food.
Prices go all the way up to the hand-painted bass drum skin used on the Sgt Pepper's album cover, which in 2008 sold at Christie's for pounds 541,250.