Percussion is defined as the hitting of one thing against another or its impact, or a type of instrument played by striking or shaking it.(noun)
The definition of percussion is an instrument played by striking or shaking, or something made for such instruments.(adjective)
An example of percussion used as an adjective is in the phrase "percussion solo," which means a solo made for a drum.
See percussion in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: L percussio < percussus: see percuss
See percussion in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Latin percussiō, percussiōn-
Origin: , from percussus
Origin: , past participle of percutere, to percuss; see percuss.
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