characterized by percussion; caused by or related to the action of striking or pounding something

He massaged her shoulders with a gentle percussive action.

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  • Percussive — Per*cuss ive, a. Striking against; percutient; as, percussive force. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • percussive — 1793, from L. percuss , pp. stem of percutere (see PERCUSSION (Cf. percussion)) + IVE (Cf. ive) …   Etymology dictionary

  • percussive — [pər kus′iv] adj. of or characterized by percussion percussively adv. percussiveness n …   English World dictionary

  • percussive — [[t]pə(r)kʌ̱sɪv[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n Percussive sounds are like the sound of drums. ...using all manner of percussive effects …   English dictionary

  • percussive — adjective involving percussion or featuring percussive instruments (Freq. 2) percussive music • Pertains to noun: ↑percussion • Derivationally related forms: ↑percuss …   Useful english dictionary

  • percussive — per|cus|sive [pəˈkʌsıv US pər ] adj [usually before noun] relating to or sounding like percussion instruments ▪ On the piano such chords have a fine percussive effect …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • percussive — per|cus|sive [ pər kʌsıv ] adjective FORMAL a percussive sound is short and loud like someone hitting a drum …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • percussive — per cus·sive || pÉ™r kÊŒsɪv /pÉ™ adj. of or pertaining to percussion; involving percussion; featuring percussive instruments; having the effect of an impact …   English contemporary dictionary

  • percussive — UK [pə(r)ˈkʌsɪv] / US [pərˈkʌsɪv] adjective formal a percussive sound is short and loud like someone hitting a drum …   English dictionary

  • percussive — percussion ► NOUN 1) (before another noun ) (of a musical instrument) played by being struck or shaken. 2) percussion instruments forming a band or section of an orchestra. 3) the striking of one solid object with or against another. DERIVATIVES… …   English terms dictionary

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