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1. kettledrum

noun. a large hemispherical brass or copper percussion instrument with a drumhead that can be tuned by adjusting the tension on it.

Synonyms

  • tympanum
  • timpani
  • kettle
  • percussion instrument
  • tympani

Etymology

  • drum (English)
  • kettle (English)
  • ketel (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Example sentences of the word kettledrum


1. Noun, singular or mass
Musicians can change the pitch of a kettledrum as they play through the use of a foot pedal.

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