Definition of Percussive instrument

1. Noun. A musical instrument in which the sound is produced by one object striking another.




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Percussive Instrument

percursory
percuss
percussed
percusses
percussing
percussion
percussion cap
percussion instrument
percussion section
percussion sound
percussion wave
percussionist
percussionists
percussions
percussive
percussive instrument (current term)
percussive maintenance
percussively
percussiveness
percussor
percussors
percutaneous
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Literary usage of Percussive instrument

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1. Maori and Polynesian: Their Origin, History, and Culture by John Macmillan Brown (1907)
"That it originated partly in maritime pursuits is apparent in the canoe shape often given to it. (18) Another percussive instrument was the ..."

2. The New International Encyclopædia by Daniel Colt Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1903)
"A percussive instrument consisting of wire strings struck by felt-covered hammers, operated by keys arranged in a keyboard. It was directly evolved from the ..."

3. The Culture of Ancient Israel by Carl Heinrich Cornill (1914)
"The second percussive instrument is the familiar cymbal, which comes next to our mind in thinking of the music of the Old Testament. ..."

4. Music (1893)
"... of the spurs in the Mazurka, to the beating of the tambourine or other percussive instrument in the Tarantella, Bolero, etc., are rhythmical accents. ..."

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