Definition of hi-hat in English:


Syllabification: hi-hat
Pronunciation: /ˈhīˌhat
(also high-hat)


  • A pair of foot-operated cymbals forming part of a drum kit.
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    • This track showcased Peart's finesse on the hi-hat and cymbals while Lee pulled out his unique flamenco bass playing chops.
    • A modest drum kit is a kick, snare, two toms, a couple of cymbals and a hi-hat.
    • ‘Privacy,’ for example, features an electric piano accompanying what sounds like rustling pages as well as a hi-hat, cymbals, and rimshots.

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