percussion

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin percussiō (striking), from percutiō (I strike).

Noun[edit]

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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Noun[edit]

percussion f (plural percussions)

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

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