Definition of Drum major

1. Noun. The leader of a marching band or drum corps.

Generic synonyms: Conductor, Director, Music Director
Derivative terms: Drum Majorette



Definition of Drum major

1. Noun. One who conducts and commands a marching band. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Drum Major

druidish
druidism
druidisms
druids
drum
drum-kit
drum brake
drum brakes
drum cadence
drum cadences
drum head
drum kit
drum kits
drum machine
drum major (current term)
drum majorette
drum majors
drum membrane
drum out
drum printer
drum roll
drum rolls
drum sander
drum set
drum sets
drum stick
drum sticks
drum up
drumbeat

Literary usage of Drum major

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1. Perley's Reminiscences of Sixty Years in the National Metropolis by Benjamin Perley Poore (1886)
"A richly dressed drum- major generally marched at the head of these displays, and his gaudy uniform, bearskin shako with its plume, glittering baton, ..."

2. Report of the Proceedings by Church congress (1892)
"Drum-Major HILL. I AM sure you will forgive me if I read to you a few words which struck me on coming to this Congress this evening. ..."

3. Hawthorn and Lavender, with Other Verses by William Ernest HENLEY (1901)
"LONDON TYPES DRUM-MAJOR #WHO says Drum-Major says a man of mould, Shaking the meek earth with tremendous tread, And pacing still, a triumph to behold, ..."

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