drumfire

[ druhm-fahyuhr ]
/ ˈdrʌmˌfaɪər /

noun

gunfire so heavy and continuous as to sound like the beating of drums.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON THESE WORDS FROM BROWN GIRL DREAMING!

Visualize yourself passing this quiz on words from Jacqueline Woodson’s exquisite verse novel “Brown Girl Dreaming,” and then take the quiz to prove you can do it! (Because you can.)
Question 1 of 10
What does “barren” mean?

Origin of drumfire

First recorded in 1915–20; drum1 + fire
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for drumfire

British Dictionary definitions for drumfire

drumfire
/ (ˈdrʌmˌfaɪə) /

noun

heavy, rapid, and continuous gunfire, the sound of which resembles rapid drumbeats
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012