choke cymbal

noun

Definition of choke cymbal

  1. 1 :  hi-hat; specifically :  a hi-hat that is choked after being struck

  2. 2 :  splash cymbal The choke cymbal was another of his available weapons that allowed him to unleash a stinging round of bullet-like attacks. — David Dicaire, Jazz Musicians of the Early Years, to 1945, 2003

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First Known Use of choke cymbal

1934


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