drumbeat


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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
References in classic literature ?
As the noise and rapidity of the drumbeats increased the dancers apparently became intoxicated with the wild rhythm and the savage yells.
Finally, in New York City, as Williams made clear, the drumbeat continues for the State of New York to assume the full $5.
Hard work, to be sure, but better than suffering through an endless drumbeat of nasty headlines.
It's going to take a positive drumbeat, a rolling thunder of announcements and endorsements over the next 50 days.
Keeler observed African dancers for weeks before writing Drumbeat in our Feet, a picturebook meant to convey the richness of African dance culture to young readers.
On my birthday, someone managed to pick up an errant BlackBerry signal or perhaps a drumbeat, and we heard that Rumsfeld had resigned.
When we hear the titular drumbeat, it's in the head of an "African" who can still get an erection despite rules and repressions.
Take the song "Archetype," for example, with its staccato bursts of drumbeat and breaks into soaring vocals that keep the hard-rocking din from getting monotonous.
DRUMBEAT, on whom Seamie Heffernan was banned for four days by the Gowran Park stewards following an injudicious ride 12 days ago, is back in action tonight in the Weatherbys Ireland GSB Ltd Supporting ITBA Race (8.
Appendices include mechanical and operational details of the U-boats and maps outlining American patrols, the Operation Drumbeat campaign and the ships sunk by U-123 during patrols in U.
Summary: Despite a steady drumbeat of woeful economic news, investors continued to prop up oil prices Thursday, betting the global economy would turn around this year.