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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.
Types of cymbals include crash cymbals, suspended cymbal, ride cymbal, hi-hat, sizzle cymbal, splash cymbal.


Camille Saint-Säens: Samson and Delilah, "Bacchanale"

Modest Musorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition, "Great Gate of Kiev"

See Also

[French] cymbales (f)
[German] Becken (n)
[Italian] piatti
[Italian] cinelli (f)
[Italian] cimbali (m)
[Spanish] cimbalos (f)


Last Updated: 2016-05-22 22:28:24