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brass plate used as a percussion instrument: the crashing of the cymbals
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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.
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(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
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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]
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|Noun||1.||cymbal - 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|
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
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cymbal[ˈsɪmbəl] n (MUSIC) → cymbale f
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cymbal[ˈsɪmb/əl] n → piatto (Mus)
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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. simbaal صَنْج نُحاسي чинел prato činel die Zimbel bækken κύμβαλοcímbalo, platillo simbel سنج symbaali cymbale מְצִילתָיִים मंजीरा cimbal cintányér simbal málmgjöll, simbalar cembalo シンバル 심벌즈 lėkštė šķīvji (mūzikas instruments) simbal cimbaalbekken czynel سنج prato talger тарелка činel činele činela cymbal ฉาบ zil 鐃鈸 тарілки جهانجھ cái chũm chọe 铙钹
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