Cymbal Definition

sĭmbəl
cymbals
noun
A circular, slightly concave brass plate used as a percussion instrument producing a variety of metallic sounds: it is struck with a drumstick, brush, etc. or used in pairs which are struck together to produce a crashing, ringing sound.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Cymbal

Noun

Singular:
cymbal
Plural:
cymbals

Origin of Cymbal

  • Middle English from Old English and from Old French cymbale both from Latin cymbalum from Greek kumbalon from kumbē bowl

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French cymbale, from Latin cymbalum (“cymbal”), from Ancient Greek κύμβαλον (kymbalon), from κύμβη (kymbē, “bowl”).

    From Wiktionary

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