OTHER WORDS FROM kettledrumket·tle·drum·mer, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for kettledrummer
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
The kettledrummer of that day had a peculiar habit of breaking in before the rest of the orchestra.Musical Memories|Camille Saint-Sans
Among his retinue in time of war were a trumpeter and kettledrummer.
British Dictionary definitions for kettledrummer
Derived forms of kettledrumkettledrummer, noun
Cultural definitions for kettledrummer
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.