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percussion

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French, Old French percussion, from Latin percussiō (striking), from percutiō (I strike).

NounEdit

percussion (countable and uncountable, plural percussions)

  1. (countable) the collision of two bodies in order to produce a sound
  2. (countable) the sound so produced
  3. (countable) the detonation of a percussion cap in a firearm
  4. (medicine) the tapping of the body as an aid to medical diagnosis
  5. (music) the section of an orchestra or band containing percussion instruments; such instruments considered as a group
  6. (engineering) the repeated striking of an object to break or shape it, as in percussion drilling

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NounEdit

percussion f (plural percussions)

  1. percussion (tapping of the body)
  2. (music) percussion

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