HyperDic: percussion_instrument

English > 1 sense of the expression percussion instrument:
NOUNartifactpercussion instrument, percussive instrumenta musical instrument in which the sound is produced by one object striking another
English > percussion instrument: 1 sense > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA musical instrument in which the sound is produced by one object striking another.
Synonympercussive instrument
Partsmallet, hammerA light drumstick with a rounded head that is used to strike such percussion instruments as chimes, kettledrums, marimbas, glockenspiels, etc.
Narrowerbones, castanets, clappers, finger cymbalsA percussion instrument consisting of a pair of hollow pieces of wood or bone (usually held between the thumb and fingers) that are made to click together (as by Spanish dancers) in rhythm with the dance
chime, bell, gongA percussion instrument consisting of a set of tuned bells that are struck with a hammer
cymbalA percussion instrument consisting of a concave brass disk
drum, membranophone, tympanA musical percussion instrument
glockenspiel, orchestral bellsA percussion instrument consisting of a set of graduated metal bars mounted on a frame and played with small hammers
gong, tam-tamA percussion instrument consisting of a metal plate that is struck with a softheaded drumstick
kettle, kettledrum, tympanum, tympani, timpaniA large hemispherical brass or copper percussion instrument with a drumhead that can be tuned by adjusting the tension on it
lagerphoneAn Australian percussion instrument used for playing bush music
maracaA percussion instrument consisting of a hollow gourd containing pebbles or beans
marimba, xylophoneA percussion instrument with wooden bars tuned to produce a chromatic scale and with resonators
piano, pianoforte, forte-pianoA keyboard instrument that is played by depressing keys that cause hammers to strike tuned strings and produce sounds
rain stickA percussion instrument that is made from a dried cactus branch that is hollowed out and filled with small pebbles and capped at both ends
steel drumA concave percussion instrument made from the metal top of an oil drum
triangleA percussion instrument consisting of a metal bar bent in the shape of an open triangle
vibraphone, vibraharp, vibesA percussion instrument similar to a xylophone but having metal bars and rotating disks in the resonators that produce a vibrato sound
Broadermusical instrument, instrumentAny of various devices or contrivances that can be used to produce musical tones or sounds
Spanishinstrumento de percusión
Catalaninstrument de percussió

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