Examples of percussion in a Sentence
He plays percussion for the band.
The marimba is a percussion instrument.
Recent Examples of percussion from the Web
Carter marvels in the trailer) to Eminem, whose particular verse-syncopation is likened to an embodiment of percussion.
They are physically frozen except for their chattering teeth, which click without pause like a nightmare percussion section.
The camera’s doomy approach to a rack of hammers, in a hardware store, is greeted with a skittering of percussion and strings.
Directed by Sophie Hong, the show includes Yeri Jang (organ), Michael Dodge (tenor) and Jason Buckwalter (baritone) and Robby Burns (percussion).
Raimi’s orchestral writing roils with colorful, anxious activity, eruptive outbursts and angry ostinatos of metallic percussion.
The Mamas line-up is Felicia Brady on vocals, accordion and bass; Jane Grondin on fiddle, guitar and vocals; Ksenia Mack on vocals and guitar; Katrin Peterson on percussion and vocals; and Kelly Riley on vocals, bass, guitar and ukulele.
The music is performed by a chamber orchestra of unusual orchestration: theremin, soprano sax, trombone, piano, organ, harpsichord, percussion and vocals.
The first of the three is a mixture of breezy guitar riffs punctuated by deep percussion.
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Origin and Etymology of percussion
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
PERCUSSION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of percussion for English Language Learners
: musical instruments (such as drums, cymbals, or xylophones) that you play by hitting or shaking
PERCUSSION Defined for Kids
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