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percussion

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Music, Colours & sounds
percussionper‧cus‧sion /pəˈkʌʃən $ pər-/ noun [uncountable]  1 APMmusical instruments such as drums, bells etc which you play by hitting them Tonight we have Paul Duke on percussion (=playing a percussion instrument). a range of percussion instruments brass(2), stringed instrument, wind instrument, woodwind2 the percussion (section)3 CHIT/BUMP INTO formal the sound or effect of two things hitting each other with great forcepercussionist noun [countable]
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percussionpercussion instrumentsHer Web site on the Internet contains a percussion master class.He was a dynamic band leader and charismatic front man who sang and played saxophone, keyboard and percussion.And somewhere along the way, a ghostly percussion band joined the crowd.He is the principal member of his ensemble, the shifting ocean of percussion on which his instrumental group rides.So we must warn that percussion can easily be overworked and become tiresome.That released the firing pin, which in turn fired the percussion cap and triggered a chemical reaction that generated oxygen.A constant clash and tinkle came from the kitchens across the courtyard, like the percussion section of an orchestra from hell.Instead the class used percussion music to convey the clash between the two armies.percussion instrumentsHis first distinctive works were for percussion instruments or pianos prepared with nuts and bolts inserted between the strings.He bashed about on percussion instruments.
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