cymbal

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cym·bal

 (sĭm′bəl)
n.
A percussion instrument consisting of a concave brass plate that makes a loud clashing tone when hit with a drumstick or when used in pairs.

[Middle English, from Old English and from Old French cymbale, both from Latin cymbalum, from Greek kumbalon, from kumbē, bowl.]

cym′bal·eer′ (sĭm′bə-lîr′), cym′bal·er, cym′bal·ist n.

cymbal

(ˈsɪmbəl)
n
(Instruments) a percussion instrument of indefinite pitch consisting of a thin circular piece of brass, which vibrates when clashed together with another cymbal or struck with a stick
[Old English cymbala, from Medieval Latin, from Latin cymbalum, from Greek kumbalon, from kumbē something hollow]
ˈcymbaler, ˌcymbalˈeer, ˈcymbalist n
ˈcymbal-ˌlike adj

cym•bal

(ˈsɪm bəl)

n.
a concave plate of brass or bronze that produces a sharp, ringing sound when struck: played either in pairs, by being struck together, or singly, by being struck with a drumstick or the like.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English cymbala < Medieval Latin, variant of cymbalum, Latin < Greek kýmbalon, akin to kýmbos, kýmbē hollow object]
cym′bal•ist, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cymbal - a percussion instrument consisting of a concave brass diskcymbal - 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
high hat, high-hat cymbal - cymbals that are operated by a foot pedal
percussion instrument, percussive instrument - a musical instrument in which the sound is produced by one object striking another
zill - one of a pair of small metallic cymbals worn on the thumb and middle finger; used in belly dancing in rhythm with the dance
Translations
صَنْج نُحاسي
činel
bækken
lautaset
cintányér
málmgjöll, simbalar
lėkštė
šķīvji
činel
bäckencymbal

cymbal

[ˈsɪmbəl] N (freq pl) → címbalo m, platillo m

cymbal

[ˈsɪmbəl] n (MUSIC)cymbale f

cymbal

nBeckenteller m; cymbalsBecken nt; to play the cymbalsdas Becken schlagen

cymbal

[ˈsɪmbl] npiatto (Mus)

cymbal

(ˈsimbəl) noun
a brass musical instrument like a plate with a hollow in the centre, two of which are struck together to produce a noise. The cymbals clashed.