Definition of percussive
1 : of or relating to percussion; especially : operative or operated by striking
2 : having powerful impact
Examples of percussive in a Sentence
The song had a punchy, percussive rhythm.
Recent Examples of percussive from the Web
But none of these percussive sounds are rhythmic, nor do these animals make a special sound tool, Heinsohn said.
Sheeran, however, overcame all of that, thanks to a vibrant personality that gets a booster shot from his British brogue, his guitar play, most of which delivered lots of percussive heft, and his most engaging songs.
Practically every genre’s been heard in Summerfest’s 30-year-old amphitheater, but avant-garde percussive rock had to be a new one Wednesday.
The film’s appealing first trailer features percussive music, multiple fight scenes (!), and Marshall’s schlubby, bespectacled sidekick, the Foggy to his Daredevil (played, naturally, by Josh Gad).
Brian Coogan played the percussive score that drove the production.
As a mainstay of the San Diego jazz scene, veteran drummer Richard Sellers has provided solid percussive support to an array of artists.
Mr. Lewiston recorded the ethereal percussive sounds of the traditional Balinese ensembles known as gamelans.
Mr. Allman’s percussive Hammond B-3 organ playing helped anchor the Allman Brothers’ rhythm section and provided a chuffing counterpoint to the often heated musical interplay between his brother and the band’s other lead guitarist, Dickey Betts.
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Definition of percussive for English Language Learners
: of or relating to a percussion instrument or to the sounds that a percussion instrument makes
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