drummer


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drum·mer

 (drŭm′ər)
n.
1. One who plays a drum, as in a band.
2. A traveling salesperson.

drummer

(ˈdrʌmə)
n
1. (Instruments) a person who plays a drum or set of drums
2. (Professions) chiefly US a salesman, esp a travelling salesman
3. (Agriculture) slang Austral and NZ the slowest shearer in a team

drum•mer

(ˈdrʌm ər)

n.
1. a person who plays a drum.
2. a commercial traveler or traveling sales representative.
[1565–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.drummer - someone who plays a drumdrummer - someone who plays a drum    
percussionist - a musician who plays percussion instruments
timpanist, tympanist - a person who plays the kettledrums
Translations
طَبّالطَبَّال
bubeník
trommeslager
kauppamatkustajarumpali
bubnjar
dobos
trymbill
ドラマー
드러머
bobnar
trummis
คนตีกลอง
người đánh trống

drummer

[ˈdrʌməʳ] N (in military band etc) → tambor m; (in jazz/pop group) → batería mf

drummer

[ˈdrʌmər] n (gen)joueur/euse m/f de tambour, tambour m; (in rock band, in jazz band)batteur/euse m/fdrum roll nroulement m de tambourdrum set nbatterie f

drummer

n
(in orchestra) → Trommelschläger(in) m(f); (in band, pop group) → Schlagzeuger(in) m(f); (Mil, in parade etc) → Trommler(in) m(f)
(US inf) → Vertreter(in) m(f)

drummer

[ˈdrʌməʳ] n (in military band) → tamburo; (in jazz band, pop group) → batterista m/f

drum

(dram) noun
1. a musical instrument constructed of skin etc stretched on a round frame and beaten with a stick. He plays the drums.
2. something shaped like a drum, especially a container. an oil-drum.
3. an eardrum.
verbpast tense, past participle drummed
1. to beat a drum.
2. to tap continuously especially with the fingers. Stop drumming (your fingers) on the table!
3. to make a sound like someone beating a drum. The rain drummed on the metal roof.
ˈdrummer noun
a person who plays the drums.
ˈdrumstick noun
1. a stick used for beating a drum.
2. the lower part of the leg of a cooked chicken etc.
drum in/into
to force someone to remember (something) by repeating it constantly. You never remember anything unless I drum it in/into you.

drummer

طَبَّال bubeník trommeslager Trommler ντράμερ batería, baterista rumpali batteur bubnjar batterista ドラマー 드러머 drummer trommeslager dobosz baterista барабанщик trummis คนตีกลอง davulcu người đánh trống 鼓手
References in classic literature ?
On the morning of the fourth day a judgement overtook that drummer. They had gone out together towards Umballa racecourse.
DRUMMER.--If you please, I was only going to show you--
The orchestra played negro melodies and a versatile drummer pounded, whacked, clattered and scratched on a dozen machines to make noise.
--An angry drummer, because they rob me of thy Yea and Amen!--thou heaven above me, thou pure, thou luminous heaven!
A drummer, their leader, turned round facing the singers, and flourishing his arm, began a long-drawn-out soldiers' song, commencing with the words: "Morning dawned, the sun was rising," and concluding: "On then, brothers, on to glory, led by Father Kamenski." This song had been composed in the Turkish campaign and now being sung in Austria, the only change being that the words "Father Kamenski" were replaced by "Father Kutuzov."
The post of honour and the post of shame, the general's station and the drummer's, a peer's statue in Westminster Abbey and a seaman's hammock in the bosom of the deep, the mitre and the workhouse, the woolsack and the gallows, the throne and the guillotine--the travellers to all are on the great high road, but it has wonderful divergencies, and only Time shall show us whither each traveller is bound.
The little Snow children did very well, and Lieutenant Jack Dove was fine to see; so was Drummer Frank, the errand-boy of the house, as he rub-a-dub-dubbed with all his heart and drumsticks.
"I believe it would be better justice to order the drummer to pay you a visit, fellow.
Instantly Madame Defarge's knife was in her girdle; the drum was beating in the streets, as if it and a drummer had flown together by magic; and The Vengeance, uttering terrific shrieks, and flinging her arms about her head like all the forty Furies at once, was tearing from house to house, rousing the women.
"Beat a flourish, drummer!--shout, soldiers and people!--in honor of the ensign of New England.
The "Drummer Boy of the Potomac" deserted, and lo, we had never a celebrity left!
The skins of innumerable sheep seemed to be resounding to the blows of an army of drummers. Startled from my slumbers by the din, I leaped up, and found the whole household engaged in making preparations for immediate departure.