Crash! Clang! Those are the sounds made by a cymbal — a loud percussion instrument that is part of most drum kits.

One of the most fun parts of being a drummer has to be hitting the cymbals, a crashing, clanging instrument that, as you may have guessed, is very loud. A cymbal is a concave, almost flat, circular piece of brass. Drummers hit the cymbal with a drumstick or bang two cymbals together. If you love peace and quiet, stay away from cymbals — and drummers!

Definitions of cymbal
  1. noun
    a percussion instrument consisting of a concave brass disk; makes a loud crashing sound when hit with a drumstick or when two are struck together
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    high hat, high-hat cymbal
    cymbals that are operated by a foot pedal
    one of a pair of small metallic cymbals worn on the thumb and middle finger; used in belly dancing in rhythm with the dance
    type of:
    percussion instrument, percussive instrument
    a musical instrument in which the sound is produced by one object striking another
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