percussion

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EtymologyEdit

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

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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; in bands, may be separate from drum kits.
  6. (engineering) The repeated striking of an object to break or shape it, as in percussion drilling.

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percussion f ‎(plural percussions)

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

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