from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or characterized by percussion.
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- adj. characterized by percussion; caused by or related to the action of striking or pounding something
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Striking against; percutient.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to percussion or a light sharp stroke; striking; striking against something.
- n. Specifically, in music, an instrument of percussion.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. involving percussion or featuring percussive instruments
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The place was packed and noisy, with chopsticks clicking against plates in percussive counterpoint to the boisterous conversations.
Friday’s artist is also interested in percussive string instruments but favors the harp over the piano.
The whip-like, in-a-trance polyrhythm of "Snakecharming the Masses" recalls the percussive sounds they heard during their musical journeys in Istanbul.
This multimedia journey across Planet Hip-Hop is described as a percussive call-and-response with turntablist DJ Excess and multi-instrumentalist Ajayi Jackson, accompanied by video by Eli Jacobs Fantauzzi.
I want to see what shadows are cast by a Calder mobile dangling from an ear, or to hear what kind of percussive music it creates.
It helped me to develop this kind of percussive - intricate, percussive style.
The more acceleration, the more transient noise and therefore the more "percussive" is the resulting sound.
The greatest thing about this picture, adapted from a novel by "William Irish" (a pen name for Cornell Woolrich) is its completely invented reality which, while certainly informed by German Expressionism, spins off into a realm of horrific hilarity, as in the picture's legendary "jazz drummer" sequence, wherein Raines, dolled up and playing hep-kitten, eggs on hopped-up Elisha Cook Jr. (who has information that could exonerate Raines 'boss) to a kind of percussive orgasm.
As a pianist who gravitated to the "percussive" players (see above), I also gravitated to the rhythmic side of Indian music.
Dave Matthews or Scott Denté, who have more of a "percussive" approach.