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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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Translations
طَبْل نُحاسي
pauke
üstdob
páka, ketiltrumba
tympan

kettledrum

[ˈketldrʌm] Ntimbal m
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kettledrum

[ˈkɛtəldrʌm] ntimbale f
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kettledrum

n(Kessel)pauke f
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kettledrum

[ˈkɛtlˌdrʌm] ntimpano
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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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References in classic literature ?
The Queen of Denmark, a very buxom lady, though no doubt historically brazen, was considered by the public to have too much brass about her; her chin being attached to her diadem by a broad band of that metal (as if she had a gorgeous toothache), her waist being encircled by another, and each of her arms by another, so that she was openly mentioned as "the kettledrum." The noble boy in the ancestral boots, was inconsistent; representing himself, as it were in one breath, as an able seaman, a strolling actor, a grave-digger, a clergyman, and a person of the utmost importance at a Court fencing-match, on the authority of whose practised eye and nice discrimination the finest strokes were judged.
"Nay, nay," said Don Quixote at this; "on that point of the bells Master Pedro is very inaccurate, for bells are not in use among the Moors; only kettledrums, and a kind of small trumpet somewhat like our clarion; to ring bells this way in Sansuena is unquestionably a great absurdity."
Must one clatter like kettledrums and penitential preachers?
THE Coventry Philharmonic Choir sing Haydn's Paukenmesse (the Kettledrum Mass) at Bablake School, Coundon Road, on March 16, at 7.45pm.
To the insult of a corrupt edition of Love's goddess sure (which manages to get wrong the vocal scoring, the instrumentation, the structure of some of the movements and quite a few of the notes) is added the injury of a completely spurious kettledrum part in the opening chorus of Come, ye sons of art.
The recent discovery of a Heger type I bronze kettledrum at Desa Panca Tunggal Jaya some 85 kilometres downstream from Menggala(9), in an area of slightly higher ground on the Tulangbawang underlines this.
In November 1979, I was writing the 'Kettledrum' front-page tipping piece for the Manchester-based Sporting Chronicle, which eventually closed in July 1983.
Here, for example, is Berlioz on Mathilde's romance in Guillaume Tell:</p> <pre> [I]t involves a style of accompaniment for the violas and first violins that is full of melancholy, also--at the beginning of each stanza--a pianissimo effect for the kettledrum that rouses the listener's attention in a lively manner.
Among the 384 people who will lose their jobs in the summer are Tom Kelly, who switched from editing the paper to becoming the eminence gris of BOLA, and Graham Rock, who had taken over as Kettledrum when Peter Willett retired last year and later became founding editor of the Racing Post.
After much huffing and puffing from various councils, the derelict stables where 1861 Derby winner Kettledrum was trained are coming down soon, to be replaced by a housing estate.
Admittedly, there is much more to say about the kettledrum and its history compared to that of the triangle, so variety can be expected.