Definition of cymbal noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈsɪmbl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɪmbl//
Musical instruments
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a musical instrument in the form of a round metal plate. It is hit with a stick, or two cymbals are hit against each other. a clash/crash of cymbals The piece ends with a cymbal crash. the sound of cymbals crashing See related entries: Musical instruments Word OriginOld English, from Latin cymbalum, from Greek kumbalon, from kumbē ‘cup’; readopted in Middle English from Old French cymbale.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cymbal