cymbal

Part of speech: noun

One of a pair of plate- like metallic musical instruments plaved by being clashed together.

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Usage examples "cymbal":

  1. She had heard that guards had been posted in all parts of the camp, with orders to sound the horn or strike the cymbal at the approach of the foe, until the men had flocked to the spot whence the warning first echoed. - "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
  2. Here I saw one day a large disc of old brass, bossed in the middle, which may have been either a shield or part of an ancient cymbal, with concentric rings graven round it, from centre to circumference. - "The Purple Cloud", M.P. Shiel.
  3. But little do men perceive what solitude is, and how far it extendeth, for a crowd is not company, and faces are but a gallery of pictures, and talk but a tinkling cymbal where there is no love. - "The Pleasures of Life", Sir John Lubbock.