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ket·tle·drum

 (kĕt′l-drŭm′)
n.
A large hemispherical drum, often made of copper or brass with a parchment head.

kettledrum

(ˈkɛtəlˌdrʌm)
n
(Instruments) a percussion instrument of definite pitch, consisting of a hollow bowl-like hemisphere covered with a skin or membrane, supported on a tripod or stand. The pitch may be adjusted by means of screws or pedals, which alter the tension of the skin
ˈkettleˌdrummer n

ket•tle•drum

(ˈkɛt lˌdrʌm)

n.
a drum consisting of a hollow hemisphere of brass, copper, or fiberglass over which is stretched a skin, the tension of which can be modified by screws or foot pedals to vary the pitch. Compare timpani.
[1595–1605]
ket′tle•drum`mer, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.kettledrum - a large hemispherical brass or copper percussion instrument with a drumhead that can be tuned by adjusting the tension on itkettledrum - a large hemispherical brass or copper percussion instrument with a drumhead that can be tuned by adjusting the tension on it
percussion instrument, percussive instrument - a musical instrument in which the sound is produced by one object striking another
Translations
طَبْل نُحاسي
pauke
üstdob
páka, ketiltrumba
tympan

kettledrum

[ˈketldrʌm] Ntimbal m

kettledrum

[ˈkɛtəldrʌm] ntimbale f

kettledrum

n(Kessel)pauke f

kettledrum

[ˈkɛtlˌdrʌm] ntimpano

kettle

(ˈketl) noun
a metal pot, usually with a special part for pouring and a lid, for heating liquids. a kettle full of boiling water.
ˈkettledrum noun
a type of drum made of a brass or copper bowl covered with a stretched skin etc.
References in periodicals archive ?
The rationale for including timpani is that they provided the bass for baroque trumpet ensembles, and kettledrummers were members of the trumpet guilds.
29) Ben Hecht, "Essay on Kettledrummers," PM, March 13, 1941, p.