V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: 1. instruments that are played by hitting them; 2. a hitting action
Synonyms: drum, hitting, banging, pounding, whacking, thumping
Antonyms: silence, quiet, stillness
Tips: Percussion is derived from the Latin percutere, which means "to strike." Instruments that are struck to produce sound are called percussion instruments. Percussion can be used to describe anything with a beating or striking motion.
He was a percussion player in the band. (drum)
I love my new showerhead because it allows me to control the percussion of the water. (pounding)
The school's marching band lacked a good percussion section. (drum)
Giving a young child percussion instruments is probably not the best idea. (drum, banging) adjective
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