snare drum

snare drum (plural snare drums)

  1. A tubular drum with skins stretched over the top and bottom, and having a set of chains that can be applied to the bottom skin to create a rattling sound.
  • side drum (United Kingdom)
  • tamburo piccolo (orchestral music)
  • French: caisse claire
  • German: kleine Trommel, Schnarrtrommel, Snare, Rührtrommel
  • Italian: rullante
  • Portuguese: caixa
  • Russian: ма́лый бараба́н
  • Spanish: redoblante, caja clara, tarola, caja

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