- the rhythmic sound of a drum.
Origin of drumbeat
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The drumbeat and synth bass are as insistent as they are ominous.Is Bigger Better for St. Vincent?
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But in recent years we have seen few Arabs or Muslims become active in the GOP because of the drumbeat of anti-Muslim bigotry.These Candidates Are Courting the Muslim Vote
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The drumbeat of anticipation keeps growing louder in the reports and photos streaming from Amphipolis.Is This Alexander the Great’s Tomb?
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I will say that the drumbeat of airstrikes against a Middle Eastern country feels substantially different when you live next door.On Shopping for Gas Masks on a Wednesday
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“This is a drumbeat,” party strategist John Feehery told me the morning of the vote.Obamacare 37, Republicans 0: House GOP Loses Again on Repeal Vote
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They heard, far away, the drumbeat of the advancing British.Daughters of the Revolution and Their Times
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At the first sound of the drumbeat, the people knew what it meant.The Later Cave-Men
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There was no drumbeat; the officers gave their commands almost in whispers.
His voice was baritone, resonant and sweet, a power stirring in it like a drumbeat felt in the marrow.Wilderness of Spring
In earliest times the people were called to meeting by drumbeat or by the blowing of a horn.
- the sound made by beating a drum
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