Meaning of “cymbal” in the English Dictionary


"cymbal" in English

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cymbalnoun [ C usually plural ]

uk /ˈsɪm.bəl/ us /ˈsɪm.bəl/

Examples from literature

  • As the horns tooted and the cymbals clashed they entered the town. 
  • She had borrowed two sets of castanets, a pair of cymbals, and a triangle, and with these loud-sounding instruments she and her companions emphasized the chorus. 
  • The men accompany them beating drums and cymbals. 
  • Thus no stringed instruments are permitted to be used in temples, but only the gong, cymbal, horn and conch-shell. 

(Definition of “cymbal” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cymbal" in American English

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cymbalnoun [ C usually pl ]

us /ˈsɪm·bəl/

a flat, round musical instrument made of brass (= metal) that is hit with a stick or struck against another such instrument to make a loud noise

(Definition of “cymbal” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)