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[druhm-beet] /ˈdrʌmˌbit/
the rhythmic sound of a drum.
Origin of drumbeat
1850-55; drum1 + beat Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for drumbeat
  • For those below the level of dean, or for faculty members who want to stay home, each detail may be another drumbeat of boredom.
  • The anti-infringement drumbeat is pounding ever more loudly.
  • The song begins with rudimentary stuff: three simple piano chords played over a synthetic drumbeat.
  • But there is a little more of a drumbeat now, and even the commentators remind you of it while you're watching.
  • Amid the cacophony a faint but steady drumbeat grows louder.
  • The drumbeat of crisis around the world sounded elsewhere as well.
  • Yet all this has been accompanied by a steady drumbeat of optimism about the continent, and confidence in its prospects.
  • These innovations may sound small-bore amid the drumbeat of war.
  • Yet the drumbeat of dire fiscal warnings has grown vastly louder.
  • Conversations with family and friends echo the same drumbeat.
British Dictionary definitions for drumbeat


the sound made by beating a drum
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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