Discover The Influence Of Portuguese On English Via This Quiz!
We’ve gathered some interesting words donated to English from Portuguese … as well as some that just don’t translate at all. Do you know what they mean?
Question 1 of 11
Which of the following bird names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Words nearby side drum
Origin of side drum
First recorded in 1790–1800
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Example sentences from the Web for side drum
I seated myself, silently wondering what might be the use of the side-drum in the corner.
Come in—you will find pen, ink, and paper on the side-drum in the corner.
A rataplan on a side-drum feebly played in the street outside!Pushed and the Return Push|George Herbert Fosdike Nichols, (AKA Quex)
British Dictionary definitions for side drum
a small double-headed drum carried at the side with snares that produce a rattling effect
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