percussive

[per-kuhs-iv]

adjective

of, relating to, or characterized by percussion.

Nearby words

  1. percussion instrument,
  2. percussion lock,
  3. percussion tool,
  4. percussion welding,
  5. percussionist,
  6. percussor,
  7. percutaneous,
  8. percy,
  9. percy, sir henry,
  10. percy, thomas

Origin of percussive

First recorded in 1785–95; percuss(ion) + -ive

Related formsper·cus·sive·ly, adverbper·cus·sive·ness, nounnon·per·cus·sive, adjectiveun·per·cus·sive, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for non-percussive

percussive

adjective

of, caused by, or relating to percussion
Derived Formspercussively, adverbpercussiveness, noun

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Word Origin and History for non-percussive

percussive

adj.

1735, from Latin percuss-, past participle stem of percutere (see percussion) + -ive.

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