percussive

adjective per·cus·sive \ pər-ˈkə-siv \
Updated on: 3 Dec 2017

Definition of percussive

1 : of or relating to percussion; especially : operative or operated by striking
2 : having powerful impact

percussively

adverb

percussiveness

noun

Examples of percussive in a Sentence

  1. The song had a punchy, percussive rhythm.

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First Known Use of percussive

1598


PERCUSSIVE Defined for English Language Learners

percussive

adjective

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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