Kettledrum

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Kettledrum

• (n.) A drum made of thin copper in the form of a hemispherical kettle, with parchment stretched over the mouth of it. • (n.) An informal social party at which a light collation is offered, held in the afternoon or early evening. Cf. Drum, n., 4 and 5.
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kettledrum

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

Ket'tle¬∑drum` (-drŭm`) noun 1. (Mus.) A drum made of thin copper in the form of a hemispherical kettle, with parchment stretched over the mouth of it. » Kettledrums , in pairs, were formerly used in martial music for cavalry, but are now chiefly confined to orchestras...
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kettledrum

kettledrum, in music, percussion instrument consisting of a hemispherical metal vessel over which a membrane is stretched, played with soft-headed wooden drumsticks. Of ancient origin, it appeared early in Europe, probably imported from the Middle East by crusaders in the 12th or 13th cent. These ea...
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kettledrum

percussion instrument in which a membrane is stretched over a hemispheric or similar-shaped shell and held taut, usually by a hoop with rope lacings, ... [5 related articles]
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