percussive

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adjective per·cus·sive \pər-ˈkə-siv\

Definition of percussive

  1. 1 :  of or relating to percussion; especially :  operative or operated by striking

  2. 2 :  having powerful impact

percussively

adverb

percussiveness

noun

Examples of percussive in a sentence

  1. The song had a punchy, percussive rhythm.

1793

First Known Use of percussive

1793


PERCUSSIVE Defined for English Language Learners

percussive

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adjective per·cus·sive \pər-ˈkə-siv\

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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