Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
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).
(Instruments) the sound made by beating a drum
the rhythmic sound of a drum.
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||drumbeat - 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
|3.||drumbeat - a vehement and vociferous advocacy of a cause; "the warmongers kept up their drumbeat on Iraq"|