percussive instrument


percussive instrument
noun
a musical instrument in which the sound is produced by one object striking another (Freq. 1)
Hypernyms: ↑musical instrument, ↑instrument
Hyponyms:
Part Meronyms: ↑mallet, ↑hammer

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