Definition of Cymbal

1. Noun. A percussion instrument consisting of a concave brass disk; makes a loud crashing sound when hit with a drumstick or when two are struck together.

Specialized synonyms: High Hat, High-hat Cymbal, Zill
Generic synonyms: Percussion Instrument, Percussive Instrument



Definition of Cymbal

1. n. A musical instrument used by the ancients. It is supposed to have been similar to the modern kettle drum, though perhaps smaller.

Definition of Cymbal

1. Noun. (musical instruments) a concave plate of brass or bronze that produces a sharp, ringing sound when struck: played either in pairs, by striking them together, or singly by striking with a drumstick or the like. ¹

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Definition of Cymbal

1. a percussion instrument [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cymbal

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cymarine
cymars
cymas
cymata
cymatia
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cymatics
cymatium
cymatogeny
cymatograph
cymatoid
cymatoscope
cymatotrichous
cymba conchae
cymbal (current term)
cymbaleer
cymbaleers
cymbaler
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cymbaling
cymbalist
cymbalists
cymbalo
cymbalom
cymbaloms
cymbalon
cymbalons
cymbalos
cymbals

Literary usage of Cymbal

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1. Sermons on Several Occasions by John Wesley (1836)
"Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not chanty, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. " And though 1 bestow all my ..."

2. Herodotus by Herodotus (1812)
"... he performed all the particulars of the abovementioned ceremonies, having a number of small statues fastened about him "6, with a cymbal in his hand. ..."

3. The Friends' Library: Comprising Journals, Doctrinal Treatises, & Other by William Evans, Thomas Evans, Edith R. Hall (1848)
"... Christian spirit, and that every plausible appearance which is defective in this ground, is so far no better than sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. ..."

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