China cymbal


Definition of China cymbal

: a cymbal that has a slightly upturned edge, a gently conical bell, and no boss (see boss entry 1 sense 1a) and that produces a sharp, explosive crash

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

First Known Use of China cymbal

1981, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About China cymbal

Time Traveler for China cymbal

Time Traveler

The first known use of China cymbal was in 1981

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near China cymbal


China cymbal

china eye

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for China cymbal

Cite this Entry

“China cymbal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon


Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Spelling Words Quiz

  • alphabet pasta spelling help
  • Which is the correct spelling?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!