Tun vs. Drum - What's the difference?

Wikipedia

  • Drum

    The drum is a member of the percussion group of musical instruments. In the Hornbostel-Sachs classification system, it is a membranophone. Drums consist of at least one membrane, called a drumhead or drum skin, that is stretched over a shell and struck, either directly with the player's hands, or with a percussion mallet, to produce sound. There is usually a resonance head on the underside of the drum, typically tuned to a slightly lower pitch than the top drumhead. Other techniques have been used to cause drums to make sound, such as the thumb roll. Drums are the world's oldest and most ubiquitous musical instruments, and the basic design has remained virtually unchanged for thousands of years.Drums may be played individually, with the player using a single drum, and some drums such as the djembe are almost always played in this way. Others are normally played in a set of two or more, all played by the one player, such as bongo drums and timpani. A number of different drums together with cymbals form the basic modern drum kit.

Wiktionary

  • Tun (noun)

    A large cask; an oblong vessel bulging in the middle, like a pipe or puncheon, and girt with hoops; a wine cask.

  • Tun (noun)

    A fermenting vat.

  • Tun (noun)

    An old English measure of capacity for liquids, containing 252 wine gallons; equal to two pipes.

  • Tun (noun)

    A weight of 2,240 pounds.

  • Tun (noun)

    An indefinite large quantity.

  • Tun (noun)

    A drunkard.

  • Tun (noun)

    Any shell belonging to noshow=1 and allied genera; called also tun-shell.

  • Tun (noun)

    A part of the ancient Maya Long Count Calendar system which corresponds to 18 winal cycles or 360 days.

  • Tun (verb)

    To put into tuns, or casks.

  • Drum (noun)

    A striking, forming an acoustic chamber, affecting what materials are used to make it; a membranophone.

  • Drum (noun)

    Any similar hollow, cylindrical object.

  • Drum (noun)

    In particular, a barrel or large cylindrical container for liquid transport and storage.

    "The restaurant ordered ketchup in 50-gallon drums."

  • Drum (noun)

    A social gathering or assembly held in the evening.

  • Drum (noun)

    The encircling wall that supports a dome or cupola

  • Drum (noun)

    Any of the cylindrical blocks that make up the shaft of a pillar

  • Drum (noun)

    A drumfish.

  • Drum (noun)

    A person's home.

  • Drum (noun)

    A tip, a piece of information.

  • Drum (noun)

    A small hill or ridge of hills.

  • Drum (verb)

    To beat a drum.

  • Drum (verb)

    To beat with a rapid succession of strokes.

    "The ruffed grouse drums with his wings."

  • Drum (verb)

    To drill or review in an attempt to establish memorization.

    "He’s still trying to drum Spanish verb conjugations into my head."

  • Drum (verb)

    To throb, as the heart.

  • Drum (verb)

    To go about, as a drummer does, to gather recruits, to draw or secure partisans, customers, etc.; used with for.

Oxford Dictionary

  • Tun (noun)

    a large beer or wine cask.

  • Tun (noun)

    a brewer's fermenting vat.

  • Tun (noun)

    an imperial measure of capacity, equal to 4 hogsheads.

  • Tun (noun)

    a large marine mollusc which has a rounded shell with broad spirals.

  • Tun (verb)

    store (wine or other alcoholic drinks) in a tun.

  • Drum (noun)

    a percussion instrument sounded by being struck with sticks or the hands, typically cylindrical, barrel-shaped, or bowl-shaped, with a taut membrane over one or both ends

    "a shuffling dance to the beat of a drum"

  • Drum (noun)

    a drum kit

    "how to play guitar, drums, or keyboards"

  • Drum (noun)

    the percussion section of a band or orchestra.

  • Drum (noun)

    a sound made by or resembling that of a drum

    "the drum of their feet"

  • Drum (noun)

    a military drummer.

  • Drum (noun)

    a cylindrical container or receptacle

    "a drum of powdered bleach"

  • Drum (noun)

    a rotating cylindrical part in a washing machine, in which the washing is placed.

  • Drum (noun)

    a cylindrical part in certain other appliances.

  • Drum (noun)

    the circular vertical wall supporting a dome.

  • Drum (noun)

    a stone block forming part of a column.

  • Drum (noun)

    a tramp's bundle of belongings.

  • Drum (noun)

    a house or flat.

  • Drum (noun)

    an evening or afternoon tea party of a kind that was popular in the late 18th and early 19th century

    "a drum at Lady Beresford's"

  • Drum (noun)

    a piece of reliable inside information

    "he had got the drum that the police wouldn't lock us up"

  • Drum (noun)

    a long, narrow hill, especially one separating two parallel valleys.

  • Drum (noun)

    a fish that makes a drumming sound by vibrating its swim bladder, found mainly in estuarine and shallow coastal waters.

  • Drum (verb)

    play on a drum

    "he channelled his energies into drumming with local groups"

  • Drum (verb)

    make a continuous rhythmic noise

    "hooves drummed on the turf"

    "she felt the blood drumming in her ears"

  • Drum (verb)

    beat (the fingers, feet, etc.) repeatedly on a surface, especially as a sign of impatience or annoyance

    "waiting around an empty table, drumming their fingers"

  • Drum (verb)

    (of a woodpecker) strike the bill rapidly on a dead trunk or branch, especially as a sound indicating a territorial claim

    "two greater spotted woodpeckers were drumming"

  • Drum (verb)

    (of a snipe) vibrate the outer tail feathers in a diving display flight, making a throbbing sound

    "snipe should now be drumming all round the reserve"

  • Drum (verb)

    give (someone) reliable information or a warning

    "I'm drumming you, if they come I'm going"

Webster Dictionary

  • Tun (noun)

    A large cask; an oblong vessel bulging in the middle, like a pipe or puncheon, and girt with hoops; a wine cask.

  • Tun (noun)

    A fermenting vat.

  • Tun (noun)

    A certain measure for liquids, as for wine, equal to two pipes, four hogsheads, or 252 gallons. In different countries, the tun differs in quantity.

  • Tun (noun)

    A weight of 2,240 pounds. See Ton.

  • Tun (noun)

    An indefinite large quantity.

  • Tun (noun)

    A drunkard; - so called humorously, or in contempt.

  • Tun (noun)

    Any shell belonging to Dolium and allied genera; - called also tun-shell.

  • Tun

    To put into tuns, or casks.

  • Drum (noun)

    An instrument of percussion, consisting either of a hollow cylinder, over each end of which is stretched a piece of skin or vellum, to be beaten with a stick; or of a metallic hemisphere (kettledrum) with a single piece of skin to be so beaten; the common instrument for marking time in martial music; one of the pair of tympani in an orchestra, or cavalry band.

  • Drum (noun)

    Anything resembling a drum in form

  • Drum (noun)

    See Drumfish.

  • Drum (noun)

    A noisy, tumultuous assembly of fashionable people at a private house; a rout.

  • Drum (noun)

    A tea party; a kettledrum.

  • Drum (verb)

    To beat a drum with sticks; to beat or play a tune on a drum.

  • Drum (verb)

    To beat with the fingers, as with drumsticks; to beat with a rapid succession of strokes; to make a noise like that of a beaten drum; as, the ruffed grouse drums with his wings.

  • Drum (verb)

    To throb, as the heart.

  • Drum (verb)

    To go about, as a drummer does, to gather recruits, to draw or secure partisans, customers, etc,; - with for.

  • Drum

    To execute on a drum, as a tune.

  • Drum

    With out) To expel ignominiously, with beat of drum; as, to drum out a deserter or rogue from a camp, etc.

  • Drum

    With up) To assemble by, or as by, beat of drum; to collect; to gather or draw by solicitation; as, to drum up recruits; to drum up customers.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Tun (noun)

    a large cask especially one holding a volume equivalent to 2 butts or 252 gals

  • Drum (noun)

    a musical percussion instrument; usually consists of a hollow cylinder with a membrane stretch across each end

  • Drum (noun)

    the sound of a drum;

    "he could hear the drums before he heard the fifes"

  • Drum (noun)

    a bulging cylindrical shape; hollow with flat ends

  • Drum (noun)

    a cylindrical metal container used for shipping or storage of liquids

  • Drum (noun)

    a hollow cast-iron cylinder attached to the wheel that forms part of the brakes

  • Drum (noun)

    small to medium-sized bottom-dwelling food and game fishes of shallow coastal and fresh waters that make a drumming noise

  • Drum (verb)

    make a rhythmic sound;

    "Rain drummed against the windshield"

    "The drums beat all night"

  • Drum (verb)

    play a percussion instrument

  • Drum (verb)

    study intensively, as before an exam;

    "I had to bone up on my Latin verbs before the final exam"

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