adjective \pər-ˈkə-siv\

: of or relating to a percussion instrument or to the sounds that a percussion instrument makes

Full Definition of PERCUSSIVE

:  of or relating to percussion; especially :  operative or operated by striking
:  having powerful impact
per·cus·sive·ly adverb
per·cus·sive·ness noun

Examples of PERCUSSIVE

  1. The song had a punchy, percussive rhythm.

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Rhymes with PERCUSSIVE


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