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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class III. Words Relating to Matter
Section III. Organic Matter
2. Sensation
(ii) Specific Sounds
 
407. [Repeated and Protracted Sounds.] Roll.
 
  
NOUN:ROLL &c. v.; drumming &c. v.; berloque [F.], ululation, howl, bombilation, bombination, rumbling; dingdong; tantara, rataplan, ratatat, rubadub, tattoo; pitapat; quaver, clutter, brustle [dial.], charivari, racket; cuckoo; repetition [See Repetition]; peal of bells, devil’s tattoo; drum fire, barrage; whirr, rattle, drone; reverberation [See Resonance].
  
VERB:ROLL, drum, rataplan, boom; whirr, rustle, tootle, clutter, roar, drone, rumble, rattle, clatter, patter, clack; bombinate, bombilate [rare].
  hum, trill, shake; chime, peal, toll; tick, beat.
  DRUM IN THE EAR, din in the ear.
  
ADJECTIVE:ROLLING, &c. v.; monotonous (repeated) [See Repetition]; like a bee in a bottle.
  
QUOTATION:The double double double beat Of the thundering drum.—Dryden

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