- of, relating to, or characterized by percussion.
Origin of percussive
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Examples from the Web for percussive
The missiles took flight with a high-pitched whine and landed with a percussive boom.Vanished in Uganda
June 5, 2009
There are commonly holes in the blade, which give the application a percussive effect.
The prayers of the Church contain a petition against the spiritus percutiens, or spirit who produces ‘percussive noises’.Cock Lane and Common-Sense
It might have been caused by a very heavy fall of snow from a high roof—not sliding, but percussive.
There is no mark in the dictionaries to indicate the percussive brevity of the vowel sound in "suh" as he pronounced it.Spring notes from Tennessee
Their principle, modified to suit work of another character, is seen in percussive rock drills, such as the Ingersoll Sergeant.The Romance of Modern Mechanism
- of, caused by, or relating to percussion
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Word Origin and History for percussive
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