OTHER WORDS FROM kettledrumket·tle·drum·mer, noun
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The carpenter sat beside him with a kettledrum, more literally a kettledrum even than the real thing, for that drum was a kettle!The Wild Man of the West|R.M. Ballantyne
Dicky Wyatt writes, in answer to Helvellyn, that the word "Kettledrum" means a large social party.Little Folks|Various
It was about a fine kettledrum all tasselled in royal fashion, with gold and silver, that Ibrahim's father had given him.The Adventures of Akbar|Flora Annie Steel
The names given during the middle ages to the kettledrum are derived from the East.
Said the slave-girl: “The large kettledrum sounds so sad to-day; some misfortune must surely have happened to the kettledrummer!”The Chinese Fairy Book|Various
British Dictionary definitions for kettledrum
Derived forms of kettledrumkettledrummer, noun
Cultural definitions for kettledrum
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.