English version

cymbal in Music topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcymbalcym‧bal /ˈsɪmbəl/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 APMa musical instrument in the form of a thin round metal plate, which you play by hitting it with a stick or by hitting two of them together 🔊 the clash of cymbals
Examples from the Corpus
cymbalClose by the doorway two boys clash cymbals, hard so they hit together squarely, hollow full against cupped hollow.The use of the triangle and finger cymbals is particularly effective against a backdrop of keyboard.One beat on an hourglass-shaped drum, while the other clashed large cymbals.But quickly he began banging his blocks like cymbals and lifting his knees in a proud, parade-master fashion.Praise him with the clash of cymbals.As we walked down towards the community centre they all stopped off somewhere to steal some cymbals.Special effects can be obtained by strokes or rolls on a suspended cymbal, executed with timpani or side-drum sticks.Beside Demeter when the cymbals sound Enthroned sits Dionysus of the flowing hair.