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Ngoma - Drum

Ngoma is a Xitsonga word meaning "Drum" in English. Item has no rating. Help improve content quality by rating below.

Definition of drum
- Drum n
- A musical percussion instrument; usually consists of a hollow cylinder with a membrane stretch across each end [syn: {membranophone}, {tympan}]
- The sound of a drum; "he could hear the drums before he heard the fifes"
- A bulging cylindrical shape; hollow with flat ends [syn: {barrel}]
- A cylindrical metal container used for shipping or storage of liquids [syn: {metal drum}]
- A hollow cast-iron cylinder attached to the wheel that forms part of the brakes [syn: {brake drum}]
- Small to medium-sized bottom-dwelling food and game fishes of shallow coastal and fresh waters that make a drumming noise [syn: {drumfish}] v
- Make a rhythmic sound; "Rain drummed against the windshield"; "The drums beat all night" [syn: {beat}, {thrum}]
- Play a percussion instrument
- Study intensively, as before an exam; "I had to bone up on my Latin verbs before the final exam" [syn: {cram}, {grind away}, {bone up}, {swot}, {get up}, {mug up}, {swot up}, {bone}] [also: {drumming}, {drummed}]
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Proverbs - Ngoma a yi tichayi — A drum doesn't beat itself

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