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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'

The percussion instruments, in which sound is produced by the motion of stretched membranes, as in the drum, or by the motion of metal disks, as in the tambourines and cymbals.
The percussion instruments, including kettledrums, bass drums, and cymbals, are the least important of all the musical instruments; and are usually of service merely in adding to the excitement and general effect of an orchestra.

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