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English noun: percussive instrument

1. percussive instrument (artifact) a musical instrument in which the sound is produced by one object striking another


Synonymspercussion instrument


Broader (hypernym)instrument, musical instrument


Narrower (hyponym)bell, bones, castanets, chime, clappers, cymbal, drum, finger cymbals, forte-piano, glockenspiel, gong, gong, kettle, kettledrum, lagerphone, maraca, marimba, membranophone, orchestral bells, piano, pianoforte, rain stick, steel drum, tam-tam, timpani, triangle, tympan, tympani, tympanum, vibes, vibraharp, vibraphone, xylophone


Part holonymhammer, mallet









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