Definition of 'percussive'
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By the close their ranks have doubled into a colourful army stamping out percussive rhythms in wooden sandals. Times, Sunday Times (2015)If you look at tribes, they have had their percussive dance music for so many years. The Sun (2015)If the bubbles are smaller or larger, then the percussive sounds will come more or less rapidly and they all have pitches attached to them. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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