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per·cus·sion

 (pər-kŭsh′ən)
n.
1. The striking together of two bodies, especially when noise is produced.
2. The sound, vibration, or shock caused by the striking together of two bodies.
3. The act of detonating a percussion cap in a firearm.
4. A method of medical diagnosis in which various areas of the body, especially the chest, back, and abdomen, are tapped to determine by resonance the condition of internal organs.
5. Music
a. The section of a band or orchestra composed of percussion instruments.
b. Percussion instruments or their players considered as a group.

[Latin percussiō, percussiōn-, from percussus, past participle of percutere, to percuss; see percuss.]

percussion

(pəˈkʌʃən)
n
1. (Medicine) the act, an instance, or an effect of percussing
2. (Instruments) music the family of instruments in which sound arises from the striking of materials with sticks, hammers, or the hands
3. (Instruments) music
a. instruments of this family constituting a section of an orchestra, band, etc
b. (as modifier): a percussion ensemble.
4. (Medicine) med the act of percussing a body surface
5. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) the act of exploding a percussion cap
[C16: from Latin percussiō, from percutere to hit; see percuss]

per•cus•sion

(pərˈkʌʃ ən)

n.
1. the striking of one body against another with some sharpness; impact; blow.
2. the striking of a musical instrument to produce tones.
3. the percussion instruments of an orchestra or band.
4. the striking or tapping of the surface of a part of the body for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes.
5. a sharp blow for detonating a percussion cap or the fuze of an artillery shell.
6. the striking of sound on the ear.
7. the act of percussing.
per•cus′sion•al, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.percussion - the act of playing a percussion instrumentpercussion - the act of playing a percussion instrument
music - musical activity (singing or whistling etc.); "his music was his central interest"
drumming - the act of playing drums; "he practiced his drumming several hours every day"
2.percussion - the act of exploding a percussion cap
detonation - the act of detonating an explosive
3.percussion - the section of a band or orchestra that plays percussion instruments
section - a division of an orchestra containing all instruments of the same class
4.percussion - tapping a part of the body for diagnostic purposes
auscultation - listening to sounds within the body (usually with a stethoscope)

percussion

noun
Violent forcible contact between two or more things:
Translations
آلات إيقاع أو نَقْرصَدْم، قَدْحنَقْرٌ
bicíbicí nástrojnárazúder
slagtøjslag
isku
udaraljke
ütõhangszerek
slagverksláttur, högg
衝突
타격
mušamasismušamieji instrumentaiperkusija
sitamaissitamie instrumentisitienstrieciens
bicie
slaginstrument
เครื่องดนตรีประเภทเคาะหรือตี
çarpmavurmavurmalıvurmalı çalgılar
sự gõ

percussion

[pəˈkʌʃən]
A. N
1. (= impact, noise) → percusión f
2. (Mus) → percusión f
to play percussionser percusionista
B. CPD percussion cap Ncápsula f fulminante
percussion instrument Ninstrumento m de percusión
percussion section Npercusión f, sección f de percusión

percussion

[pərˈkʌʃən] npercussion f
to play percussion → jouer des percussions
I play percussion → Je joue des percussions. percussion sectionpercussion section n [orchestra] → percussions fplperegrine falcon [ˌpɛrɪgrɪnˈfɔːlkən] nfaucon m pèlerin

percussion

n
Perkussion f (also Med)
(Mus) → Schlagzeug nt

percussion

:
percussion cap
nZündhütchen nt
percussion drill
nSchlagbohrmaschine f
percussion instrument
n (Mus) → Schlaginstrument nt

percussion

[pəˈkʌʃn] n
a.percussione f
b. (Mus) → percussioni fpl

percussion

(pəˈkaʃən) noun
1. (in an orchestra, the group of people who play) musical instruments in which the sound is produced by striking them eg drums, cymbals etc. He plays (the) percussion in the orchestra; (also adjective) a percussion instrument.
2. the striking of one hard object against another. A gun is fired by means of percussion.
perˈcussionist noun
a person who plays percussion instruments in an orchestra etc.

percussion

نَقْرٌ bicí nástroj slagtøj Aufschlag κρούση percusión isku percussions udaraljke percussione 衝突 타격 percussie slag zderzenie percussão удар slaginstrument เครื่องดนตรีประเภทเคาะหรือตี vurmalı sự gõ 打击乐器

per·cus·sion

n. percusión, procedimiento de palpación de toque firme en la superficie del cuerpo para producir sensaciones vibratorias que indiquen el estado de una parte interior determinada;
auscultatory ______ auscultatoria.
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Striking through the thought of his dear ones was sound which he could neither ignore nor understand, a sharp, distinct, metallic percussion like the stroke of a blacksmith's hammer upon the anvil; it had the same ringing quality.
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I open it, and there are the green-baize compartments, one with a box of percussion caps, still apparently full, another that could not contain many more wadded-bullets, and a third with a powder-horn which can never have been much lighter.
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