Definitions for kettledrumˈkɛt lˌdrʌm
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
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.
Category: Music and Dance
Ref: Compare timpani.
Origin of kettledrum:
kettle, kettledrum, tympanum, tympani, timpani(noun)
a large hemispherical brass or copper percussion instrument with a drumhead that can be tuned by adjusting the tension on it
A large hemispherical brass percussion instrument (one of the timpani) with a drumhead that can be tuned by adjusting its tension.
a drum made of thin copper in the form of a hemispherical kettle, with parchment stretched over the mouth of it
an informal social party at which a light collation is offered, held in the afternoon or early evening. Cf. Drum, n., 4 and 5
Translations for kettledrum
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a type of drum made of a brass or copper bowl covered with a stretched skin etc.
- طَبْل نُحاسيArabic
- муз. литавраBulgarian
- tímbalePortuguese (BR)
- die PaukeGerman
- کوس؛ تیمپانوFarsi
- páka, ketiltrumbaIcelandic
- dram kawahMalay
- دهل،. نوع طبلPersian
- ډول (مسى يادژړو) نغاره،طبلهPashto
- กลองโลหะขนาดใหญ่มีก้นกลม ด้านล่างทำด้วยทองเหลืองThai
- 定音鼓Chinese (Trad.)
- ایک پیالانما ڈھولUrdu
- trống định âmVietnamese
- 半球形铜鼓，定音鼓Chinese (Simp.)
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