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cymbal

noun [C usually plural] uk   /ˈsɪm.bəl/ us  
a flat round musical instrument made of brass, that makes a loud noise when hit with a stick or against another cymbal
Translations of “cymbal”
in Spanish címbalo, platillo…
in French cymbale…
in German die Zimbel…
in Chinese (Traditional) 鐃鈸,鈸…
in Russian тарелка (музыкальный инструмент)…
in Turkish (çalgı) zil…
in Chinese (Simplified) 铙钹,钹…
in Polish talerz…
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