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With the a cappella groups, every voice is like one string on a guitar, one note on the piano, or one cymbal, and you don't have the luxury of falling back on anything.
Ben Folds

Meaning of "cymbal" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CYMBAL

Old English cymbala, from Medieval Latin, from Latin cymbalum, from Greek kumbalon, from kumbē something hollow.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CYMBAL

cymbal  [ˈsɪmbəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CYMBAL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Cymbal is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CYMBAL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

cymbal

Cymbal

Cymbals are a common percussion instrument. Cymbals consist of thin, normally round plates of various alloys; see cymbal making for a discussion of their manufacture. The majority of cymbals are of indefinite pitch, although small disc-shaped cymbals based on ancient designs sound a definite note. Cymbals are used in many ensembles ranging from the orchestra, percussion ensembles, jazz bands, heavy metal bands, and marching groups. Drum kits usually incorporate at least a crash, ride or crash/ride, and a pair of hi-hat cymbals.

Definition of cymbal in the English dictionary

The definition of cymbal in the dictionary is a percussion instrument of indefinite pitch consisting of a thin circular piece of brass, which vibrates when clashed together with another cymbal or struck with a stick.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CYMBAL


assemble
əˈsɛmbəl
Campbell
ˈkæmbəl
dimble
ˈdɪmbəl
ensemble
ɒnˈsɒmbəl
fimble
ˈfɪmbəl
gamble
ˈɡæmbəl
gimbal
ˈdʒɪmbəl
humble
ˈhʌmbəl
nimble
ˈnɪmbəl
resemble
rɪˈzɛmbəl
rumble
ˈrʌmbəl
semble
ˈsɛmbəl
stumble
ˈstʌmbəl
symbol
ˈsɪmbəl
thimble
ˈθɪmbəl
timbal
ˈtɪmbəl
Trimble
ˈtrɪmbəl
tumble
ˈtʌmbəl
tymbal
ˈtɪmbəl
wimble
ˈwɪmbəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CYMBAL

cyma
cymae
cymar
cymatia
cymatics
cymatium
cymbal-like
cymbaleer
cymbaler
cymbalist
cymbalo
cymbalom
Cymbeline
cymbidium
cymbiform
cyme
cymene
cymiferous
cymling
cymogene

WORDS THAT END LIKE CYMBAL

cabal
cannibal
catacumbal
global
Hannibal
Hasdrubal
herbal
intertribal
Iqbal
jumbal
nonverbal
Pombal
sabal
sambal
scribal
the Cabal
tombal
tribal
tubal
verbal

Synonyms and antonyms of cymbal in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «cymbal» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CYMBAL

Find out the translation of cymbal to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of cymbal from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «cymbal» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

címbalo
570 millions of speakers

English

cymbal
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

झांझ
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الصنج
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

тарелки
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

címbalo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

করতাল
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

cymbale
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Cymbal
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Zimbel
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

シンバル
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

심벌즈
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Cymbal
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

chập chả
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஜாலரா
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

झांडू
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

zil
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

cembalo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

cymbał
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

тарілки
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

cinel
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κύμβαλο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

simbaal
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

cymbal
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

cymbal
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of cymbal

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CYMBAL»

The term «cymbal» is quite widely used and occupies the 45.289 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CYMBAL» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about cymbal

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QUOTES WITH «CYMBAL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word cymbal.
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Ben Folds
With the a cappella groups, every voice is like one string on a guitar, one note on the piano, or one cymbal, and you don't have the luxury of falling back on anything.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CYMBAL»

Discover the use of cymbal in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to cymbal and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Cymbal Book
Miscellaneous Percussion Music - Mixed Levels
Hugo Pinksterboer, Rick Mattingly, 1992
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Zildjian: A History of the Legendary Cymbal Makers
"This book, fully authorized by Zildjian, tells the exciting story of the world's most popular cymbal company on the monumental occasion of its 375th anniversary .
Jon Cohan, 1999
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Guide to Vintage Drums
Ludwig Foot -Sock Cymbal Effects T?OOT cymbals are now considered a standard trap E and effect. Dance drummers find foot "sock" bears a necessity in this up-to-date cymbal era. Excellent for working up cymbal crescendos and for on or ...
John Aldridge, 1994
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The Ultimate Guide to Cymbals
The same sound is heard in Vaughan Williams' A London Symphony (1912-13). Mahler calls for a cymbal to be played with a steel rod in his Third Symphony ( 1902). Schoenberg, in his Five Orchestral Pieces (1909), requires a cello bow to be ...
Nick Petrella, 2002
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Percussion Instruments and Their History
In Rio Grande (1929) Constant Lambert asks for the cymbal to be struck with a large triangle beater or wooden hammer. Hindemith in his Symphony in E flat ( 1940) somewhat anticipated the 'sizzle' cymbal of to-day's rhythmic groups, for he  ...
James Blades, 1992
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Cymbalisms: A Complete Guide for the Orchestral Cymbal Player
This book/2-CD package discusses the concepts of sound, musicianship, precision, articulation, color, balance, and response in orchestral cymbal playing as it relates to the some of the greatest works in the repertoire.
Frank (CRT) Epstein, Robert Sonner, 2007
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Musical Time: A Source Book for Jazz Drumming
But it is a repetitive sound: the sustain, or ring of the cymbal. The concept of the ride cymbal-a sustained sound within which staccato (short) rhythmic patterns are piayed-comes from the syncopated press rolls of New Orleans drummers, such ...
Ed Soph, 2004
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Picture Yourself Drumming: Step-by-Step Instruction for Drum ...
E'RE ALMOST AT THE END of the Wbook, so I figure now is as good a time as any to get into the ride cymbal. You might not even have a ride cymbal, which is why] waited so long to talk about it. But then again, you might have one, which is  ...
Jon Peckman, 2007
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A Tinkling Cymbal
Following the mysterious circumstances of her birth Lark Henlon struggles to understand the meaning of Life and Love.
Patricia McCune Irvine, 2002
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World Forum on Smart Materials and Smart Structures ...
From numerical results, the distortion value caused by cymbal style membrane is obviously larger than which caused by plane membrane in the same condition. In addition, for optimizing the structure of half cymbal style membrane, the ...
B.F. Spencer Jr., M. Tomizuka, C.B. Yun, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CYMBAL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term cymbal is used in the context of the following news items.
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Denny Zeitlin and George Marsh: Riding the Moment
Through mallets, sticks, and the many angles of his kit, Marsh pulls a variety of sounds from the air without being a road hog. Each cymbal rush ... «PopMatters, Jul 15»
2
PREMIERE: Slim Wray's "The Way I Get By" Off 'Post No Bills'
Recorded in Bunker Studios in South Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Post No Bills is the gritty, cymbal-heavy, blues infused answer to Brain Wilson's ... «Music Times, Jul 15»
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Inspiration Point: Question is, was Jesus just another dude?
I could talk and, “If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have love, I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. «Pamplin Media Group, Jul 15»
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Dean Granros' Tall Tales at The Nicollet, July 10
Of trapset master Jay Epstein, Cadence Magazine's David Lewis noted that “his dazzling cymbal and snare work extends the lineage of Tony ... «Jazz Police, Jul 15»
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LIVE REPORT: Boredoms
As the sound builds, we see each member of the ensemble picking up soft mallets one-by-one and tapping extremely gently on their cymbal. «The Quietus, Jul 15»
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Interviews: Running on Instinct: How the Chemical Brothers Stay Vital
... to the sound of playing a cymbal with a bow—all these weird things together. We're just really into making funny sounds and putting them into ... «Pitchfork Media, Jul 15»
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Dear Christian: Are You Being Beautiful?
It begins, “If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.” In other words ... «TheBlaze.com, Jul 15»
8
Fantastic 4 Clocks from Islamic Heritage
Simultaneously, a mannequin in the howdah raised either left or right hand, indicating half or full hour, the elephant's driver struck a cymbal, ... «Onislam.net, Jul 15»
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Sect Cymbals: Boredoms Live In London
Rahul Desai was 1/88th of the Boredoms' recent temporary cymbal orchestra for a special performance at the Barbican. Photographs courtesy ... «The Quietus, Jul 15»
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The AV Club compresses They Might Be Giants' 30-year career into …
On the record, it begins with a rare fade-in; in concert, its introductory cymbal tap has become instantly recognizable to long-time fans. «A.V. Club, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Cymbal [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/cymbal>. Aug 2020 ».
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