drum roll

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Noun1.drum roll - the sound of a drum (especially a snare drum) beaten rapidly and continuouslydrum roll - the sound of a drum (especially a snare drum) beaten rapidly and continuously
sound - the sudden occurrence of an audible event; "the sound awakened them"
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Haydn Drum Roll Symphony is so entitled as it opens with along drum roll.
There is still the same amount of viewing time - two-and-half hours - but it's spread over three nights instead of five, while the shows go out later - and (big drum roll) with the hot action now taking place in a different kitchen.
I remember the wonderful smell of petrol from the Wall of Death and the drum roll from the striptease show next door.
The drum roll before the next round of inflation data begins with today's release of CPI, though analysts think it may not be so clear cut in core terms.
He told the audience at his Edinburgh Fringe show: "I promised you today we'd either have Theresa May or Nicola Sturgeon, or Ruth Davidson or Melania Trump, but I couldn't make any of these wonderful women come..." (cue drum roll) "...
Following a drum roll, Salmond added knowingly: "To the show."
And the handsome Large drum shade, PS40, BHS DRUM roll, please!
I AGREE completely with Dean Scurlock (Feedback, December 26) that "those who shout loudest have the least to say" and my vote for the person who shouted the loudest in 2014 (drum roll) is Dean Scurlock.
DRUM ROLL PLEASE: Kyle Foster, aged nine, tries out a beat
Insert bad Dad joke drum roll here.) So, with the Bake and Destroy filming deadline slowly creeping up, the Baker team hit Nevada to introduce themselves and pay homage to the new Mr Baca, while getting some good skate time in with his old man.
MUTYA, KEISHA, SIOBHAN: The original Sugababes have reformed and their new name is (cue drum roll), Mutya, Keisha, Siobhan.