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  • n. The state or property of being percussive.

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Examples

  • Cartoons that have a political power are, like rock was once dubbed, the "jungle music" that, in their primal percussiveness, insist to be heard over essays and editorials and long "think-pieces" that wax orchestral.

    THE RIFF: A day after 'Draw Muhammad,' the political cartoon gets a powerful reminder

  • Awash in clouds of color, demanding and dream-like, the music, authoritatively performed by Carboné, was somewhat stymied by the tinny percussiveness of the piano.

    In performance: Falla and Flamenco

  • He meant it to be a partner and he meant its unique combination of percussiveness and characteristic sonority to contrast intensely with the sound of the violin.

    In performance: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields

  • The sound of the German language takes some getting used to -- it lacks the inherent alliteration that made Finnish immediately infectious to me, the percussiveness that gives African songs their punch, or the ethereal quality that makes Gaelic so enchanting -- but it does have its own charm, and grows on you if you let it.

    Adaro, Schlaraffenland (Inside Out, 2004)

  • That's when he took percussiveness in his solos to new extremes.

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  • The genre that a handful of producers developed was a hodgepodge of black styles: it borrowed Motown's insistent beat, the percussiveness of Philadelphia soul, the grandiose orchestration that backed Isaac Hayes.

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  • European classical references and Afro-Caribbean percussiveness.

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  • The words have their own ugly percussiveness and seemed to wrack the bony face and body of Jeanne-Michele Charbonnet's Elektra as she began her long day's journey into hellish night.

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  • Say your sound setting has a nice percussiveness, and you'd like to try a few sonic color variations while retaining this percussive feel.

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  • His versatility allows the band to segue from cool impressionism to Latinate rhythms on "Lima" (Versace on funky accordion), then from chiming balladry to busy percussiveness on "Human Activity" (Versace on piano).

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