Related formsper·cus·sive·ly, adverbper·cus·sive·ness, nounnon·per·cus·sive, adjectiveun·per·cus·sive, adjective
Examples from the Web for percussive
The missiles took flight with a high-pitched whine and landed with a percussive boom.
A joke was sacred from implication; it was self-sufficient, vocal in line and curve, percussive.George Cruikshank|W. H. Chesson
There are commonly holes in the blade, which give the application a percussive effect.
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|Archibald Williams
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|Bradford Torrey