GRE Word List

PERCUSSION

striking one object against another sharply; Ex. percussion instrument; N: striking together of two bodies; sound caused by percussion

The meaning of the word percussion is striking one object against another sharply; Ex. percussion instrument; N: striking together of two bodies; sound caused by percussion.

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