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percussion

noun [U] uk   /pəˈkʌʃ.ən/  us   /pɚ-/
musical instruments that you play by hitting them with your hand or an object such as a stick: Drums, tambourines, and cymbals are all percussion instruments. Jean plays the guitar and her brother is on percussion (= plays percussion instruments).
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