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    The rumble of a drum-roll

    I am wondering if my sentences sound natural.

    The rumble of a drum-roll drowned the cheering crowd as the president made his way to the lectern. He raised his hand, and suddenly it was as silent as a crypt.

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    Re: The rumble of a drum-roll

    I'd use "drowned out".

    I'd punctuate the end differently - "He raised his hand and, suddenly, it was as silent as a crypt".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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