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ˈdrʌm ərdrum·mer

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. drummernoun

    someone who plays a drum


  1. drummernoun

    One who plays the drums.

  2. drummernoun

    travelling salesman

  3. Etymology: drum (the instrument) + -er

Webster Dictionary

  1. Drummernoun

    one whose office is to best the drum, as in military exercises and marching

  2. Drummernoun

    one who solicits custom; a commercial traveler

  3. Drummernoun

    a fish that makes a sound when caught

  4. Drummernoun

    the squeteague

  5. Drummernoun

    a California sculpin

  6. Drummernoun

    a large West Indian cockroach (Blatta gigantea) which drums on woodwork, as a sexual call


  1. Drummer

    A drummer is a musician who plays drums, which includes but is not limited to a drum kit and accessory based hardware which includes an assortment of pedals and standing support mechanisms, marching percussion and/or any musical instrument that is struck within the context of a wide assortment of musical genres. The term percussionist applies to a musician who performs struck musical instruments of numerous diverse shapes, sizes and applications. Most contemporary western ensembles bands for rock, pop, jazz, R&B etc. include a drummer for purposes including but not limited to timekeeping. Most drummers of this particular designation work within the context of a larger contingent that may also include, keyboard and/or guitar, auxiliary percussion and bass. Said ensembles may also include melodic based mallet percussion including but not limited to: vibraphone, marimba and/or xylophone. The rhythm section, being the core metronomic foundation with which other melodic instruments, including voices, may present the harmonic/melodic portion of the material.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. drummer

    The marine who beats the drum, and whose pay is equivalent to that of a private of fourteen years' standing. Also, a singular fish of the corvinas kind, which has the faculty of emitting musical noises, whence it has acquired the name of crocros.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. drummer

    The soldier who plays a drum. The majority of drummers are boys, generally the sons of soldiers. In former times it was the part of a drummer’s duty to flog men sentenced to corporal punishment.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of drummer in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of drummer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of drummer in a Sentence

  1. Hubert Humphrey:

    The great challenge which faces us is to assure that, in our society of big-ness, we do not strangle the voice of creativity, that the rules of the game do not come to overshadow its purpose, that the grand orchestration of society leaves ample room for the man who marches to the music of another drummer.

  2. Tom Farrey:

    The trend suggests parents are marching to the beat of a different drummer, in pursuing flag as an alternative for their kids.

  3. Henry David Thoreau:

    If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music he hears, how ever measured or far away.

  4. Dave Grohl:

    When you have a drummer like Taylor Hawkins in your band, I don't necessarily miss being the drummer -- because I have the greatest drummer in the world.

  5. Henry David Thoreau:

    Why should we be in such desperate hast to succeed, and in such desperate enterprises If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.

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