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percussive

[per-kuhs-iv]
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  1. of, relating to, or characterized by percussion.
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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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percussive

adjective
  1. of, caused by, or relating to percussion
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Derived Formspercussively, adverbpercussiveness, noun
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Word Origin and History for percussive

adj.

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

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