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drumbeat

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Music, Colours & sounds
drumbeatdrum‧beat /ˈdrʌmbiːt/ noun [countable]  APMCthe sound made when someone hits a drum
Examples from the Corpus
drumbeatThe music dwindles until nothing is left but a drumbeat out of the big-band era.Before the crisis drumbeat intensifies, a few facts are worth remembering.This effort is part of a more generalized drumbeat of criticism about one-parent families.There was something curiously menacing in the repetitive drumbeats that seemed to come from nowhere.The drumbeat for an appointment of an independent counsel to investigate alleged abuses in campaign financing will almost certainly escalate.The drumbeat of the Gingrich case had poisoned the atmosphere in the House for weeks.
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