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percussion instrument

percussion instrument

noun

Definition of PERCUSSION INSTRUMENT

:  a musical instrument (as a drum, xylophone, or maraca) sounded by striking, shaking, or scraping

First Known Use of PERCUSSION INSTRUMENT

1872

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