snare drum

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snare drum

snare drum, small drum having a drumhead at either end. One head is struck with wooden drumsticks, and on the other are stretched several strings, called snares, which cause a rattling against the head. The snare drum was used only in military bands until the 19th cent., when it became an orchestral instrument.
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snare drum

Music a cylindrical drum with two drumheads, the upper of which is struck and the lower fitted with a snare
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