bass drum

[ beys ]
/ beɪs /
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noun

the largest and lowest toned of drums, having a cylindrical body and two membrane heads.

Origin of bass drum

First recorded in 1795–1805
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British Dictionary definitions for bass drum

bass drum

/ (beɪs) /

noun

a large shallow drum of low and indefinite pitchAlso called: gran cassa
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Culture definitions for bass drum

bass drum


The large drum with a cylindrical shape that gives the strong beat in brass bands.

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