rhythm stick


: one of a pair of plain or notched wood sticks that are struck or rubbed together to produce various percussive sounds and are used especially by young children in rhythm bands

Examples of rhythm stick in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The program for 3-to-5-year-olds also has a gig bag sold separately for $25, which includes a t-shirt, maracas, rhythm sticks and a hand drum. Gabriel Poblete, miamiherald, 21 May 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1927, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rhythm stick was in 1927

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“Rhythm stick.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rhythm%20stick. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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