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  • n. Plural form of cymbal.


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  • The most dangerous part about playing cymbals is near the nose.

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  • Sneakily (and I don't know if Seth has picked up on this) I eliminated all cymbals from the majority of the piece; there's some treated cymbals in the bridge, where everything turns right on its head, but there's no cymbals in the rest -- no hi-hats, no tambourines, nothing.

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  • The cuddly, dot-eyed toddler who experiments with a trumpet and cymbals is targeted at the under 4-year-old crowd, with hip moms in Madrid using “Pocoyo” as a baby pacifier.

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  • "Gone Baby, Don't Be Long" kicks off with some rhythm on the cymbals, which is then joined by low-key guitar licks.

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  • Musicologists have assigned them to various categories: wind instruments, stringed instruments, instruments that are self-striking (such as cymbals), and percussion instruments.

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  • Percussion instruments are used to accentuate and dramatize certain notes or rhythms and include instruments such as cymbals, drums, triangles, and xylophones.


  • These were called "cymbals," and when any one pressed on the Clown's chest he moved his arms and banged his cymbals together with a clanging sound.

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  • The Lydian flute, as may be supposed, was the instrument which accompanied the dithyramb, associated with all kinds of harsh, clashing instruments, such as cymbals, tambourines, castanets.

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  • Learn, then, that their national orchestras are composed of "zournas," which are shrill flutes; "salamouris," which are squeaky clarinets; mandolines, with copper strings, twanged with a feather; "tchianouris," violins, which are played upright; "dimplipitos," a kind of cymbals which rattle like hail on a window pane.

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  • This allows subtle or savage pitch corrections, and can be used creatively on unpitched material with high harmonic content, such as cymbals and high-hats.

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  • JM observed the drummer was fascinated by the cymbals and realised that he must have been a cryptographer in his day job.

    June 19, 2011