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drumming

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Music, Colours & sounds
drummingdrum‧ming /ˈdrʌmɪŋ/ noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 1 APMCwhen you play a drum, or the sound of a drum being played2 the sound of something hitting a surface again and again 🔊 the drumming of the horses’ hooves
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drummingThe smoke-filled room was invaded by sexy, sensual snarls of guitars and harmonicas and a fantastic drumming beat throughout.Far more wearing for the community at large was the incessant drumming which emanated from the jail-house.A snipe's drumming is one of the nicest of early year sounds.As the drumming built to a crescendo, the coffin lid snapped open, scattering coins into the dust.The sudden cessation of the drumming was, peculiarly, more unnerving than its presence.While the mist rippled around them, the drumming began all around once more.The drumming goes on within, in time to the flute.The drumming of hoofs was loud in their ears as Molly wriggled through on her stomach.
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