OTHER WORDS FROM kettledrumket·tle·drum·mer, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for kettledrums
But at this moment the distant clang of trumpets and kettledrums was heard, announcing the governor's return.The Three Brides, Love in a Cottage, and Other Tales|Francis A. Durivage
They've hung red silk round the kettledrums; (pleased) that's real soldiering, isn't it?
The kettledrums, in fact, approximated to the side drums in technique.
After, dull booming of distant artillery, or waspish whinings of kettledrums.Menotah|Ernest G. Henham
Jost Amman15 gives a picture of a pair of kettledrums with banners being played by an armed knight on horseback.
British Dictionary definitions for kettledrums
Derived forms of kettledrumkettledrummer, noun
Cultural definitions for kettledrums
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.