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English definition of “percussion”

percussion

noun [U]     /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). → Compare brass adjective, woodwind adjectivePercussion instruments
(Definition of percussion noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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