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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.

    Etymology: drum (the instrument) + -er

  2. drummernoun

    travelling salesman

    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. Simon Hanson:

    Drummers can have the effect of two bass drums by having a pedal which is double where you only have one and the mechanism will play as if it's a double bass drum. It's similar to that in a way, i think because the drummer's not directly controlling it from his brain - although it looks like might be able to do that in the future, which has its own complications - it would for me be an add-on to a kit so I could trigger a sample or a different instrument. The basic drum kit is great. Two hands are okay and when I'm producing and there's other drummers playing I get them to play with one hand because I think drums with one hand sounds better in many ways.

  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. 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 which he hears, however measured or far away.

  5. 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.

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