Vocabulary Builder

Vocabulary Builder

    Improve Your Writing

  • Boost your vocabulary
  • See words in the context of real sentences
  • Learn by association and by definition
  • Master a new lexicon!

Get Started Below

Vocabulary Word

Word: percussion

Definition: striking one object against another sharply; Ex. percussion instrument; N: striking together of two bodies; sound caused by percussion

Sentences Containing 'percussion'

"Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta", Sz.
"Spidery riffs" and layered tracks of bass and percussion are used extensively throughout the album.
A khartal or kartal is a percussion instrument of India.
A recording of the child's heartbeat is featured as part of the percussion of "Sex in the Summer".
Andrea Centazzo of course composed the music, played drums and percussion and acted as the conductor.
Another brother, Bob, sand and played percussion.
Aside from being an excellent accompaniment instrument, khartal is the most portable percussion instrument in the world.
Bartók's next piece was the "Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion" (1937), another work which gives a prominent role to percussion and keyboard instruments.
Chaino and Allan released six additional albums: "Percussion for Primitive Lovers", "Percussion for Playboys" (vols.
Corvisart advocated the re-introduction of percussion during the French Revolution.
Crahan is known for his innovation with percussion while recording or performing with Slipknot.
Grand Serenade for an Awful Lot of Winds and Percussion
He studied music, first playing the bass before moving to the saxophone, flute, and percussion.
His instruments include the keyboard, piano, trombone, drums, bass, trumpet, euphonium and percussion.
However, other percussion instruments such as the ghatam, "kanjira" and "morsing" frequently also accompany the main percussion instrument and play almost in a contrapuntal fashion along with the beats.
In 2008 Valdosta High School's music program added an indoor percussion ensemble led by percussion instructor Ted Turner.
In addition to acoustic guitar, he also plays percussion.
Instrumentation comes from saxophone, trombone, trumpet and percussion.
It consists of a pair of thin, hard wooden pieces similar to the percussion bones (instrument).
It derives its name from the "duff", a percussion instrument made of wood and ox skin.
It is more common to have a main drummer with an auxiliary percussionist who plays Latin American percussion, toms, or mallet percussion, but this is not considered "double drumming".
It was released on the album Music for an Awful Lot of Winds and Percussion.
Its now blossomed into a program for children of all abilities in band, orchestra, percussion and vocal.
Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta
Nongak is a rural form of percussion music, typically played by twenty to thirty performers.
Once the cylinder's chambers were loaded, percussion caps were placed over the vent nipples at the rear of the cylinder.
Percussion welding (PEW) is a type of resistance welding that blends dissimilar metals together.
Percussion welding is similar to flash welding and upset welding but is generally considered to be more complex.
Percussion welding is used on materials that have small cross sectional areas.
The "Humoreske" is for winds and percussion alone, almost athematic/tuneless and depending on rhythm.
The addition also included instructional space for harp, percussion, and string bass.
The album features layered guitars, abstract percussion, and chant-like vocals.
The bak (clapper) and the janggu (hourglass drum) are the percussion T'ang instruments.
The dhol is used as well as complementary percussion instruments such as the dholak, tabla and others.
The dhol is used as well as complementary percussion instruments such as the dholak, tabla, et cectra.
The drums and percussion combined can occupy a large number of tracks utilized in a recording.
The Karnataka College of Percussion (KCP) is a music school in Bangalore, Karnataka, India, which is dedicated to the teaching of the Carnatic percussion and vocal music of South India.
The percussion also incorporates a gourd rattle.
The percussion performers perform complex patterns of rhythm and display their skill.
The pieces for percussion and electronics were performed by Jeremy Hyman of Ponytail and Kevin Omeara of Videohippos.
The revolving rifle used percussion caps, like revolving pistols of the time.
The second musician is playing a percussion instrument that may be a Yoruba gudugudu.
The song's instrumentation consists of guitars, horns, beats, bass, percussion and strings.
There are four concert bands, two jazz bands, and a percussion ensemble.
This is known as a "chain fire" and was a relatively common failure with early percussion revolving firearms.
This is the first Vicentico production that does not feature horns and percussion, and the effect is initially quite strange.
This music, when accompanied, used only a single drum or other object used for percussion.
This period included the band's most extensive use of instruments such as synthesizers, sequencers, and electronic percussion.
What began as a joke between friends became the urban percussion's international reference.
Willard was endorsed by Orange County Drums and Percussion until March 2011.

More Vocab Words

::: pallid - pale; wan; Ex. pallid complexion
::: carping - petty criticism; fault-finding; fretful complaining; quibble
::: blandishment - flattery
::: provenance - place of origin; origin or source of something; Ex. Gunpowder is of Chinese provenance; CF. come
::: microcosm - small representative world; world in miniature; Ex. microcosm of English society
::: slapdash - hasty and careless; haphazard; sloppy(carelessly done)
::: optional - not compulsory; left to one's choice; N. option: act of choosing; choice; freedom or power to choose; something available as a choice; Ex. have no option; Ex. two options
::: clime - climate
::: demolition - destruction; V. demolish
::: predispose - give an inclination toward (in advance); make susceptible to; Ex. predispose people to certain cancer; N. predisposition