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Percussion instrument
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This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated Percussion instrument as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

19 July 2021
Last seen in: The Sun Cryptic

We found 28 answers for the crossword clue 'Percussion instrument', the most recent of which was seen in the The Sun Cryptic.

We've seen this clue in both CRYPTIC and NON-CRYPTIC crossword publications.

We have given Percussion instrument a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

Percussion instrument is a 2 word phrase featuring 21 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'The Sun Cryptic' on Sunday, 18 July 2021 with the answer being BONGO, but the most popular answer for this clue is TRIANGLE.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

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  • A musical instrument in which the sound is produced by one object striking another

Crossword Answers

4 Letters

BELL
A hollow device made of metal that makes a ringing sound when struck

DRUM
Small to medium-sized bottom-dwelling food and game fishes of shallow coastal and fresh waters that make a drumming noise

GONG
A percussion instrument consisting of a set of tuned bells that are struck with a hammer; used as an orchestral instrument

5 Letters

ANVIL
A heavy block of iron or steel on which hot metals are shaped by hammering

BONGO
Large forest antelope of central Africa having a reddish-brown coat with white stripes and spiral horns

SNARE Howard
Strings stretched across the lower head of a snare drum; they make a rattling sound when the drum is hit

TABOR
A small drum with one head of soft calfskin

6 Letters

CYMBAL
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

RATTLE
Loosely connected horny sections at the end of a rattlesnake's tail

SHAKER
A container in which something can be shaken

TAMTAM

TOMTOM

7 Letters

BIGDRUM

CELESTA
A musical instrument consisting of graduated steel plates that are struck by hammers activated by a keyboard

COWBELL
A bell hung around the neck of cow so that the cow can be easily located

MARIMBA
A percussion instrument with wooden bars tuned to produce a chromatic scale and with resonators; played with small mallets

TIMPANI
A large hemispherical brass or copper percussion instrument with a drumhead that can be tuned by adjusting the tension on it

8 Letters

BASSDRUM
A large drum with two heads; makes a sound of indefinite but very low pitch

DULCIMER
A trapezoidal zither whose metal strings are struck with light hammers

SIDEDRUM
A small drum with two heads and a snare stretched across the lower head

TRIANGLE
A percussion instrument consisting of a metal bar bent in the shape of an open triangle

9 Letters

SNAREDRUM
A small drum with two heads and a snare stretched across the lower head

XYLOPHONE
A percussion instrument with wooden bars tuned to produce a chromatic scale and with resonators; played with small mallets

10 Letters

KETTLEDRUM
A large hemispherical brass or copper percussion instrument with a drumhead that can be tuned by adjusting the tension on it

TAMBOURINE
A shallow drum with a single drumhead and with metallic disks in the sides

VIBRAPHONE
A percussion instrument similar to a xylophone but having metal bars and rotating disks in the resonators that produce a vibrato sound

12 Letters

GLOCKENSPIEL
A percussion instrument consisting of a set of graduated metal bars mounted on a frame and played with small hammers

20 Letters

PERCUSSIVEINSTRUMENT
A musical instrument in which the sound is produced by one object striking another

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