Definition of rimshot in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈrimˌSHät/
(also rim shot)


1A drum stroke in which the stick strikes the rim and the head of the drum simultaneously.
Example sentences
  • It was cool, though, because during it one of the percussionists was walking through the crowd beating a rim-shot.
  • ‘Privacy,’ for example, features an electric piano accompanying what sounds like rustling pages as well as a hi-hat, cymbals, and rimshots.
  • ‘Is She a Sign’ initially couches its tale of the pathetic in a fitting sleeve of light rimshots and decaying bass notes, later rocking out with the assistance of guitar and piano.
2In basketball, a toss in which the ball hits the rim of the basket.

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Syllabification: rim·shot

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