Kettledrum (noun)

  1. A large percussion instrument consisting of a metal or copper shell with a skin stretched over the top that is played by striking it with drumsticks.
  2. A large, deep-voiced drum used in an orchestra or military band.

Origin:

Kettledrum is derived from the german word "pauken" meaning drum. the name refers to the drum's shape and size resembling a large cooking kettle.

Examples:

  1. The kettledrum is one of the largest instruments in the percussion section of an orchestra.
  2. The military band used kettledrums to signal the beginning and end of the parade.
  3. The kettledrum added a deep, powerful sound to the symphony.
  4. The kettledrum solo was a highlight of the percussion concert.
  5. The kettledrum was used to provide a strong beat in the marching band.
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