choke cymbal


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

Word History

First Known Use

1934, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of choke cymbal was in 1934

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“Choke cymbal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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