Meaning of “drumbeat” in the English Dictionary


"drumbeat" in English

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drumbeatnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdrʌm.biːt/ us /ˈdrʌm.biːt/

Examples from literature

  • And now once more they gave us Eastern music, awful stuff, pulsating with a distant drumbeat like the tramp of an army of devils. 
  • Captain Daniels marched to the dining-room door, his gold-headed cane marking time like a drumbeat. 
  • From that day the flag flew regularly over the rocky shelf, and, in time, bugles and morning drumbeats were wafted from it to the decks of passing ships. 
  • Slower still they went, while the drumbeats became louder, until they seemed to fall upon their own ear-drums. 
  • Through the roaring in his ears he thought he heard drumbeats, and the fanfare of a trumpet, and voices. 

(Definition of “drumbeat” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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