kettledrums had been inaugurated the previous winter, and hardly a man been got to them.
Must one clatter like kettledrums and penitential preachers?
The kettledrums were mounted on a chariot drawn by six white horses.
Observe the kettledrums captured at the battle of Blenheim, 1704.
On one of the kettledrums in the foreground are the initials of the artist and the date 1515.
The musicians walked first, making a deafening clatter of kettledrums in time with the heavy tread of the soldiers.
The kettledrums, in fact, approximated to the side drums in technique.
But at this moment the distant clang of trumpets and kettledrums was heard, announcing the governor's return.
Jost Amman15 gives a picture of a pair of kettledrums with banners being played by an armed knight on horseback.
Suddenly, a sound as of kettledrums and cymbals and squeaking violins rose above the neighing and braying of the fair.
A drum consisting of a skin stretched over a large shell in the shape of a half-sphere. The pitch of the kettledrum can be changed by manipulating screws at the edge of the skin or pedals at the bottom of the drum. Kettledrums are usually used in classical music in sets of two or more and are known by their Italian name, timpani.