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1A person who plays a drum or drums.
- ‘That's why I can take an orchestral piece and arrange it for four melodic instruments and a drummer, and not miss anything.’
- ‘They reached their instruments and the drummer gave a drum roll to signify that they were ready.’
- ‘As legend has it, Cream took their name from a British music magazine poll which saw their fellow musicians rank them as the ‘Cream of the Crop’ in terms of guitarists, bassists and drummers.’
- ‘Coleman's second great band was Prime Time, a seven-piece electric group with Coleman on alto sax, two guitarists, two bassists and two drummers.’
- ‘Each Scottish regiment also has pipers and drummers but these pipe bands are made up of combat soldiers, and are less formal than brass bands.’
- ‘In my first band, Bored Games, Wayne the bass player already had a bass guitar, and the drummer had some drums.’
- ‘Both the bassist and drummer come from musical backgrounds of hardcore and punk.’
- ‘During this performance the assembled pipers and drummers will play together in one massed pipe band.’
- ‘His presence was really special to me, and it led me to think about my new project dealing with the next generation of drummers and musicians in Cuba.’
- ‘Usually a drummer plays these rhythmic ostinatos throughout a section or a whole piece, and then repeats them using improvisatory variations.’
- ‘The studios have pianists and sometimes drummers or other musicians who improvise as the dancers dance.’
- ‘The ladies rode on palfreys or were drawn on litters, escorted by gentlemen, squires and pages, with trumpeters, drummers and minstrels.’
- ‘Things go from bad to worse when he and Philip finally unveil their prog-rock symphony to their unimpressed drummer, bass-player and singer.’
- ‘Regi and I are greeted at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall by drummers and jugglers on stilts for the Arts and Business Scottish Awards 2001.’
- ‘Crew members prepare to race in the Dragon Boat Festival while drummers beat their drums.’
- ‘The look of each dance group and each dance is different, but each begins with the drummers tapping on their drum rims and singing.’
- ‘By the time Ted Leo took the stage with a drummer and a bassist as the accompanying Pharmacists all doubt was quelled.’
- ‘Despite wearing glasses, the drummer and bassist have very little problem fitting in.’
- ‘Great drummers understand that drums are not only a rhythm instrument, that they are melodic as well.’
- ‘The band, consisting of a drummer, a piper and a fiddler, was playing a Torrencian song she knew, and she couldn't resist trying to join in.’
2US informal A traveling sales representative.‘a drummer in electronic software’
- ‘Her sumptuous meals caused drummers to arrange their schedules so they could stay at Miss Cora's.’
- ‘Their meeting in the cars is entirely fitting because Drouet is a creation of the city and the train, a traveling drummer for a leading Chicago dry-goods house.’
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