The missiles took flight with a high-pitched whine and landed with a percussive boom.
Their principle, modified to suit work of another character, is seen in percussive rock drills, such as the Ingersoll Sergeant.
There are commonly holes in the blade, which give the application a percussive effect.
It turned hard, and the lock finally yielded with a percussive snap.
The prayers of the Church contain a petition against the spiritus percutiens, or spirit who produces ‘percussive noises’.
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.
A joke was sacred from implication; it was self-sufficient, vocal in line and curve, percussive.
These machines are of different types, but all depend on percussive action.