Definitions for kettledrumˈkɛt lˌdrʌm

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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


  1. kettledrum(Noun)

    A large hemispherical brass percussion instrument (one of the timpani) with a drumhead that can be tuned by adjusting its tension.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Kettledrum(noun)

    a drum made of thin copper in the form of a hemispherical kettle, with parchment stretched over the mouth of it

  2. Kettledrum(noun)

    an informal social party at which a light collation is offered, held in the afternoon or early evening. Cf. Drum, n., 4 and 5

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