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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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