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cymbal a concave circular percussion instrument of brass or bronze, played either in pairs that are struck together or singly with drumsticks or brushes.
drum any of various hollow musical percussion instruments consisting of a cylindrical body covered at one or both ends by a tight membrane, and played by beating with sticks or the hands. [1/10 definitions]
drum kit a set of percussion instruments arranged for convenient playing by a drummer in a band, the basic set of which usu. includes a bass drum, a tom-tom, a snare drum, a high-hat, and a crash cymbal, also called a drum set.
drum set a collection of percussion instruments arranged for convenient playing by a drummer; drum kit.
glockenspiel a percussion instrument composed of a set of graduated metal bars, mounted in a lyre-shaped frame, that are struck with hammers.
maraca a percussion instrument consisting of a gourd or gourd-shaped rattle filled with dried seeds or pebbles and usu. played in pairs by shaking, esp. to Latin American rhythms.
percussion collectively, musical instruments, such as drums or cymbals, that produce sound when struck; percussion instruments. [1/4 definitions]
percussionist a musician who plays percussion instruments.
percussive of, concerning, or characterized by percussion.
steel drum a West Indian percussion instrument traditionally made from a metal oil barrel. A steel drum has a bowl-like shape, and different notes are produced by striking distinct indented areas within the bowl.
steelpan a percussion instrument originating in Trinidad, traditionally made from a metal oil drum. A steelpan has a bowl-like shape, and different notes are produced by striking distinct indented areas within the bowl; steel drum.
symphony orchestra a large group of instrumentalists, including string, woodwind, brass, and percussion sections, that performs symphonic compositions.
timbrel an ancient percussion instrument resembling the tambourine.
trap1 (pl.) the percussion instruments in a band or orchestra; drum set. [1/12 definitions]
vibraphone a percussion instrument similar to a marimba but with metal instead of wooden bars and electrically operated resonators that sustain the tone and produce a vibrato.
woodblock a hollow block of wood used as a percussion instrument.
xylophone a percussion instrument having a series of graduated metal or wooden bars that sound the notes of the chromatic scale when struck with small wooden mallets.