kettledrum


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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.
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