drumming etymology

English word drumming comes from English drum

Detailed word origin of drumming

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
drum English (eng) (ambitransitive) To beat with a rapid succession of strokes.. (intransitive) To beat a drum.. (transitive) To drill or review in an attempt to establish memorization.. To go about, as a drummer does, to gather recruits, to draw or secure partisans, customers, etc.; used with for.. To throb, as the heart. (AU, _, slang) A tip, a piece of information.. (architecture) Any of the cylindrical [...]
drumming English (eng) A noise resembling that of a drum being beaten.. In many species of catfish, the sound produced by contraction of specialized sonic muscles with subsequent reverberation through the swim bladder.. The act of beating a drum.

Words with the same origin as drumming

Descendants of drum
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