kettledrum

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a kettledrum

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kettle +‎ drum

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kettledrum (plural kettledrums)

  1. (music) A large hemispherical brass percussion instrument (one of the timpani) with a drumhead that can be tuned by adjusting its tension.
  2. (dated) An informal social party at which a light collation is offered, held in the afternoon or early evening.

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