Definition of Percussion. Meaning of Percussion. Synonyms of Percussion

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Definition of Percussion

Percussion
Percussion Per*cus"sion, n. [L. percussio: cf. F. percussion. See Percuss.] 1. The act of percussing, or striking one body against another; forcible collision, esp. such as gives a sound or report. --Sir I. Newton. 2. Hence: The effect of violent collision; vibratory shock; impression of sound on the ear. The thunderlike percussion of thy sounds. --Shak. 3. (Med.) The act of tapping or striking the surface of the body in order to learn the condition of the parts beneath by the sound emitted or the sensation imparted to the fingers. Percussion is said to be immediate if the blow is directly upon the body; if some interventing substance, as a pleximeter, is, used, it is called mediate. Center of percussion. See under Center. Percussion bullet, a bullet containing a substance which is exploded by percussion; an explosive bullet. Percussion cap, a small copper cap or cup, containing fulminating powder, and used with a percussion lock to explode gunpowder. Percussion fuze. See under Fuze. Percussion lock, the lock of a gun that is fired by percussion upon fulminating powder. Percussion match, a match which ignites by percussion. Percussion powder, powder so composed as to ignite by slight percussion; fulminating powder. Percussion sieve, Percussion table, a machine for sorting ores by agitation in running water.

Meaning of Percussion from wikipedia

- A percussion instrument is a musical instrument that is sounded by being struck or s****ed by a beater (including attached or enclosed beaters or rattles);...
- A mallet percussion instrument is a melodic percussion instrument pla**** in a particular fashion, with mallets. Mallet percussion includes: xylophone...
- Percussion is a method of tapping on a surface to determine the underlying structure, and is used in clinical examinations to ****ess the condition of the...
- Body percussion may be performed on its own or as an accompaniment to music and/or dance. Examples of countries' folk traditions that incorporate body...
- The percussion cap, introduced circa 1820, is a type of single-use ignition device used on muzzleloading firearms that enabled them to fire reliably in...
- Music International Limited is an English manufacturer of drum kits and percussion instruments. Julien Brown – M****ive Attack Clem BurkeBlondie Phil...
- Percussion notation is a type of musical notation indicating notes to be pla**** by percussion instruments. As with other forms of musical notation, sounds...
- The term Latin percussion refers to any number of a large family of musical instruments in the percussion, membranophone, lamellophone and/or idiophone...
- Vocal percussion is the art of creating sounds with one's mouth that approximate, imitate, or otherwise serve the same purpose as a percussion instrument...
- Meinl Percussion is a manufacturer of percussion instruments based in Gutenstetten, Germany. The "Roland Meinl Musikinstrumente" was founded in 1951...
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