Synonyms for drum

Synonyms for (noun) drum

Synonyms: drum, drumfish

Definition: small to medium-sized bottom-dwelling food and game fishes of shallow coastal and fresh waters that make a drumming noise

Similar words: sciaenid, sciaenid fish

Definition: widely distributed family of carnivorous percoid fishes having a large air bladder used to produce sound


Synonyms: brake drum, drum

Definition: a hollow cast-iron cylinder attached to the wheel that forms part of the brakes

Similar words: cylinder

Definition: a surface generated by rotating a parallel line around a fixed line


Synonyms: drum, tympan, membranophone

Definition: a musical percussion instrument; usually consists of a hollow cylinder with a membrane stretched across each end

Similar words: percussion instrument, percussive instrument

Definition: a musical instrument in which the sound is produced by one object striking another


Synonyms: metal drum, drum

Definition: a cylindrical metal container used for shipping or storage of liquids

Similar words: vessel

Definition: an object used as a container (especially for liquids)


Synonyms: drum

Definition: the sound of a drum

Usage: he could hear the drums before he heard the fifes

Similar words: sound

Definition: the sudden occurrence of an audible event

Usage: the sound awakened them


Synonyms: drum, barrel

Definition: a bulging cylindrical shape; hollow with flat ends

Similar words: cylinder

Definition: a surface generated by rotating a parallel line around a fixed line

Synonyms for (verb) drum

Synonyms: bone, bone up, grind away, get up, drum, cram, swot, swot up, mug up

Definition: study intensively, as before an exam

Usage: I had to bone up on my Latin verbs before the final exam

Similar words: hit the books, study

Definition: learn by reading books

Usage: He is studying geology in his room; I have an exam next week; I must hit the books now


Synonyms: drum

Definition: play a percussion instrument

Similar words: play

Definition: perform music on (a musical instrument)

Usage: He plays the flute; Can you play on this old recorder?


Synonyms: thrum, beat, drum

Definition: make a rhythmic sound

Usage: Rain drummed against the windshield; The drums beat all night

Similar words: sound, go

Definition: make a certain noise or sound

Usage: She went `Mmmmm'; The gun went `bang'