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Noun: drumbeat  'drúm,beet
  1. The sound made by beating a drum
    - rub-a-dub, rataplan
     
  2. (military) the beating of a drum as a signal for lowering the flag at sundown
     
  3. A vehement and vociferous advocacy of a cause
    "the warmongers kept up their drumbeat on Iraq"

Derived forms: drumbeats

Type of: advocacy, protagonism, sign, signal, signaling [US], signalling, sound

Encyclopedia: Drumbeat