steel drum
noun Date: 1952 a musical instrument originally developed in Trinidad that is played by hammering raised and tuned portions of the bottom of an oil drum

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  • Steel drum — Pan de Tobago Un steel drum ou steeldrum, c est à dire « tambour d acier » en anglais, plus couramment appelé pan ( casserole ) ou steelpan est un instrument de percussion idiophone mélodique. Il est originaire de Trinité et Tobago (Ca …   Wikipédia en Français

  • steel drum — (also steel pan) ► NOUN ▪ a percussion instrument originating in Trinidad, made out of an oil drum with one end beaten down and divided into sections to give different notes …   English terms dictionary

  • steel drum — n a type of drum from the West Indies, made from oil ↑barrels, which you hit in different areas to produce different musical sounds …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • steel drum — noun count a West Indian drum made of a large empty metal container …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • steel drum — steel′ drum′ n. mad a bowl shaped percussion instrument common in the West Indies, made from a steel barrel divided into sections producing different notes when struck • Etymology: 1950–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • steel drum — noun a concave percussion instrument made from the metal top of an oil drum; has an array of flattened areas that produce different tones when struck (of Caribbean origin) • Hypernyms: ↑percussion instrument, ↑percussive instrument * * * noun : a …   Useful english dictionary

  • steel drum — Music. a bowl shaped percussion instrument common in the West Indies, made from a steel barrel divided into sections producing different notes when struck. [1950 55] * * * Tuned gong made from the end, and part of the wall, of an oil barrel. The… …   Universalium

  • steel drum — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms steel drum : singular steel drum plural steel drums a West Indian drum made of a large empty metal container …   English dictionary

  • Steel-drum — Pan de Tobago Un steel drum ou steeldrum, c est à dire « tambour d acier » en anglais, plus couramment appelé pan ( casserole ) ou steelpan est un instrument de percussion idiophone mélodique. Il est originaire de Trinité et Tobago… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • steel drum — (also steel pan) noun a percussion instrument originating in Trinidad, made out of an oil drum with one end beaten down and divided by grooves into sections to give different notes …   English new terms dictionary

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