Translation of percussion in Spanish:

percussion

Pronunciation: /pərˈkʌʃən; pəˈkʌʃən/

n

uncountable/no numerable
  • [Music/Música] [Medicine/Medicina] percusión (feminine) she plays percussion es percusionista (before noun/delante del nombre) [instrument/section] de percusión
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    • Nigerian music is dependent on strong rhythms supplied by countless drums and percussion instruments.
    • The Adagio would probably do that if arranged for tuned percussion.
    • The tunes remain but the clattering percussion and meandering vocals transport them to a whole other level.
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    • Physical examination through percussion and palpation, however, would reveal more about the size of the liver than a flat film since the flat film only reveals one of the apecies.
    • This involves four steps: observation, palpation, percussion, and auscultation.
    • Physical examination revealed dullness to percussion and decreased breath sounds at both bases.

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