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Definition of "drumroll" [drumroll]

  • A rapid succession of short sounds produced by beating a drum. (noun)
  • Emphatic support for a cause: "The drumroll for sustainable agriculture . . . has been growing steadily louder” ( Alison Arnett). (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "drumroll" in a sentence
  • "Harry stared out toward the lake, his heart doing a kind of drumroll in his chest ...."
  • "He’s actually part of a partnership, and the funeral home is called drumroll, please, ‘Eikenberry Eddy.’"
  • "I suspected it had something to do with the "drumroll" sound being made when I re-entered and joined back up to group."