- Characterized by percussion; caused by or related to the action of striking or pounding something.
- He massaged her shoulders with a gentle percussive action.
- His technical skills were limited to performing percussive maintenance: hitting malfunctioning equipment in the hope that it would then work.
percussive (plural percussives)
- (phonetics) A phoneme produced by striking organs together, e.g. smacking the lips or gnashing the teeth.