choke cymbal

noun

Definition of choke cymbal

1 : hi-hat specifically : a hi-hat that is choked after being struck
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, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Choke cymbal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/choke%20cymbal. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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