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.