percussion

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triangular area of the front of the chest (determined by percussion); corresponds to the part of the heart not covered by the lungs area of cardiac dullness
percussion section of orchestra battery
percussion instrument consisting of a set of tuned bells that are struck with a hammer; used as an orchestral instrument bell , chime , gong
percussion instrument consisting of a pair of hollow pieces of wood or bone (usually held between the thumb and fingers) that are made to click together (as by Spanish dancers) in rhythm with the dance bones , castanets , clappers , finger cymbals , maraca
group of musicians playing only brass and percussion instruments brass band
percussion instrument of two small disks clapped together with the fingers castanets
part of a gunlock that strikes the percussion cap when the trigger is pulled cock , hammer
group of musicians playing brass and woodwind and percussion instruments concert band , military band
percussion instrument consisting of a concave brass disk; makes a loud crashing sound when hit with a drumstick or when two are struck together cymbal
percussion instrument drum
musical percussion instrument; usually consists of a hollow cylinder with a membrane stretched across each end drum , membranophone , tympan
fulminate that when dry explodes violently if struck or heated; used in detonators and blasting caps and percussion caps fulminate of mercury , fulminating mercury , mercury fulminate
traditional Indonesian ensemble typically including many tuned percussion instruments including bamboo xylophones and wooden or bronze chimes and gongs gamelan
percussion instrument of metal bars played with two hammers glockenspiel
percussion instrument consisting of a set of graduated metal bars mounted on a frame and played with small hammers glockenspiel , orchestral bells
percussion instrument consisting of a metal plate that is struck with a softheaded drumstick gong , tam-tam
large hemispherical brass or copper percussion instrument with a drumhead that can be tuned by adjusting the tension on it kettle , kettledrum , timpani , tympani , tympanum
light drumstick with a rounded head that is used to strike percussion instruments mallet
percussion instrument of gourd with pebbles or beans maraca
percussion instrument with resonators and resembling xylophone marimba
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