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Of, relating to, or characterized by percussion.

per·cus′sive·ly adv.
per·cus′sive·ness n.
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of, caused by, or relating to percussion
perˈcussively adv
perˈcussiveness n
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(pərˈkʌs ɪv)

pertaining to or characterized by percussion.
per•cus′sive•ly, adv.
per•cus′sive•ness, n.
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Adj.1.percussive - involving percussion or featuring percussive instruments; "percussive music"
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adjperkussorisch (spec)
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