cymbal

noun
cym·​bal | \ ˈsim-bəl How to pronounce cymbal (audio) \

Definition of cymbal

: a concave metal plate (as of brass or bronze) that produces a brilliant clashing tone and that is struck with a drumstick or is used in pairs struck glancingly together

Other Words from cymbal

cymbalist \ ˈsim-​bə-​list How to pronounce cymbal (audio) \ noun

Examples of cymbal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The high school senior is part of the six-cymbal section in the drum line of the school’s 60-member marching band. Michelle Matthews | Mmatthews@al.com, al, 27 Feb. 2022 Goldberg and bassist Reuben Rodgers’s shared line crept slowly along, drummer Kendrick Scott getting the maximum resonance out of his ride cymbal, as Greene ratcheted up the tension, with Moreno augmenting him. Washington Post, 22 Jan. 2022 The pandemic appears to be winding down in the United States in a thousand subtle ways, but without any singular milestone, or a cymbal-crashing announcement of freedom from the virus. The Washington Post, Arkansas Online, 1 Nov. 2021 During one recording session, his domineering frontman nature leads to a gory decapitation by way of a shiny gold cymbal. Larisha Paul, Rolling Stone, 11 Jan. 2022 The pandemic appears to be winding down in the United States in a thousand subtle ways, but without any singular milestone, or a cymbal-crashing announcement of freedom from the virus. The Washington Post, Arkansas Online, 1 Nov. 2021 The pandemic appears to be winding down in the United States in a thousand subtle ways, but without any singular milestone, or a cymbal-crashing announcement of freedom from the virus. The Washington Post, Arkansas Online, 1 Nov. 2021 The pandemic appears to be winding down in the United States in a thousand subtle ways, but without any singular milestone, or a cymbal-crashing announcement of freedom from the virus. The Washington Post, Arkansas Online, 1 Nov. 2021 The pandemic appears to be winding down in the United States in a thousand subtle ways, but without any singular milestone, or a cymbal-crashing announcement of freedom from the virus. The Washington Post, Arkansas Online, 1 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of cymbal

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cymbal

Middle English, from Old English cymbal & Anglo-French cymbele, from Latin cymbalum, from Greek kymbalon, from kymbē bowl, boat

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“Cymbal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cymbal. Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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cymbal

noun
cym·​bal | \ ˈsim-bəl How to pronounce cymbal (audio) \

Kids Definition of cymbal

: a musical instrument in the form of a brass plate that is struck with a drumstick or is used in pairs struck together

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