HyperDic: drumbeat

English > 3 senses of the word drumbeat:
NOUNeventdrumbeat, rub-a-dub, rataplanthe sound made by beating a drum
communicationdrumbeat(military) the beating of a drum as a signal for lowering the flag at sundown
actdrumbeata vehement and vociferous advocacy of a cause
drumbeat > pronunciation
Soundsdrah'mbiy.t
Rhymesaesthete ... worksheet: 76 rhymes with iyt...
English > drumbeat: 3 senses > noun 1, event
MeaningThe sound made by beating a drum.
Synonymsrub-a-dub, rataplan
BroadersoundThe sudden occurrence of an audible event
Spanishrataplán, rub-a-dub
Catalandrumbeat, rataplam, rub-a-dub
English > drumbeat: 3 senses > noun 2, communication
Meaning(military) the beating of a drum as a signal for lowering the flag at sundown.
Categorymilitary, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machineThe military forces of a nation
NarrowertattooA drumbeat or bugle call that signals the military to return to their quarters
Broadersignal, signaling, signAny nonverbal action or gesture that encodes a message
Spanishtoque de timbal
English > drumbeat: 3 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningA vehement and vociferous advocacy of a cause.
Example"the warmongers kept up their drumbeat on Iraq"
Broaderadvocacy, protagonismactive support of an idea or cause etc.

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