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ˈdrʌm ərdrum·mer

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. drummer(noun)

    someone who plays a drum


  1. drummer(Noun)

    One who plays the drums.

    Etymology: drum (the instrument) + -er

  2. drummer(Noun)

    travelling salesman

    Etymology: drum (the instrument) + -er

Webster Dictionary

  1. Drummer(noun)

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

  2. Drummer(noun)

    one who solicits custom; a commercial traveler

  3. Drummer(noun)

    a fish that makes a sound when caught

  4. Drummer(noun)

    the squeteague

  5. Drummer(noun)

    a California sculpin

  6. Drummer(noun)

    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. Professor Gil Weinberg:

    We let the arm move to different drums by following where the drummer is and where the arm is with sensors on the arm itself. Some of them are embedded to make it oriented correctly and some of them is from afar to know the whole environment in general, and that's where based on your gestures the arm can move to the different drums that you are interested in.

  2. Henry David Thoreau, "Walden":

    Why should we be in such desperate haste 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. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.

  3. Rich Robinson:

    I love my brother and respect his talent but his present demand that I must give up my equal share of the band and that our drummer for 28 years and original partner, Steve Gorman, relinquish 100 percent of his share, reducing him to a salaried employee, is not something I could agree to.

  4. Tom Farrey:

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

  5. Gordon Lightfoot:

    I was a drummer in the bugle band in cadets. I marched. It's probably quite funny to look back on it.

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