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per·cus·sion

percussion

 
pronunciation:
pr kuh shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the striking of one hard object against another with force so that sound is produced.
The percussion of steel against steel hurt my ears.
definition 2: drums, cymbals, and the other musical instruments that produce sound when struck.
 
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derivation: percussional (adj.)
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