drummer

A drummer is a musician who plays the drums. The drummer in a rock band might play a huge set of many different drums and other percussion instruments.

A professional drummer could play in a marching band, a classical symphony, or a country and western group. A casual drummer can be someone who taps on the bongoes in a city park or takes drumming lessons and practices in her basement. The word drummer comes from drum, which has a Germanic, imitative root — it's a word that sounds like its meaning.

Definitions of drummer
  1. noun
    someone who plays a drum
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    examples:
    Richard Starkey
    rock star and drummer for the Beatles (born in 1940)
    types:
    timpanist, tympanist
    a person who plays the kettledrums
    type of:
    percussionist
    a musician who plays percussion instruments
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