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Latin percussiō percussiōn- from percussus past participle of percutere to percuss percuss
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Latin percussiō (“striking"), from percutiō (“I strike").
The marching band had one percussion player who played the triangle.
The explosion created a percussion that broke the windows.
It is very difficult to detonate by percussion.
The percussion instruments were pushed up against the wall in the music room.
The metal rattle was an ancient Egyptian percussion instrument.
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