drum

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
drum

Plural
drums

  1. (countable) (music) A drum is a musical instrument with a skin that you hit to make music.
    My cousin plays drums.
  2. (countable) A drum is kind of big barrel.
    They were keeping garbage in an old oil drum.

Verb[change]

Plain form
drum

Third-person singular
drums

Past tense
drummed

Past participle
drummed

Present participle
drumming

  1. If you are drumming you are making music with a drum or drums.
    I saw him drumming with the band.
  2. If you are drumming, you are hitting or tapping something like it was a drum.
    Sometimes I drum on my desk with my fingers.
    Sometimes I drum my fingers on my desk. (same meaning as above)