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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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kettledrumket‧tle‧drum /ˈketldrʌm/ noun [countable]  APMa large metal drum with a round bottom, used in an orchestra. A set of kettledrums is called timpani.
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kettledrumThen, from somewhere, the sound of kettledrums rolled out.Military might is evoked through fiercely pounded kettledrums.Do not, however, regard the kettledrums as mere noisemakers.The kettledrums are struck with felt-headed flexible sticks.
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