Cymbal
(SIHM-buhls)


[Eng.]


A percussion instrument made of a circular brass plate. The cymbal can be played as a pair which are struck sidelong against each other to produce a crashing sound (crash cymbals) or struck with sticks or mallets to cause the plates to vibrate.

See also crash cymbals; suspended cymbal; ride cymbal; hi-hat; sizzle cymbal; splash cymbal.

Also [Eng.] Cymbal; [Fr.] Cymbales; [Ger.] Becken; [It.] Piatti or [It.] Cinelli or [It.] Cimbali; [Sp.] cimbalos.


Cymbal

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