1. [ noun ] the sound made by beating a drum
Synonyms: rataplan rub-a-dub
Related terms: sound
2. [ noun ] a vehement and vociferous advocacy of a cause

"the warmongers kept up their drumbeat on Iraq"

Related terms: advocacy
3. [ noun ] (military) the beating of a drum as a signal for lowering the flag at sundown
Related terms: signal tattoo military
Similar spelling:   drumbeater