how to pronounce percussion


audio example by a male speaker

audio example by a female speaker

the above transcription of percussion is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

percussion is pronounced in three syllables

press buttons with phonetic symbols to learn how to precisely pronounce each sound of percussion

example pitch curve for pronunciation of percussion


test your pronunciation of percussion

press the "test" button to check how closely you can replicate the pitch of a native speaker in your pronunciation of percussion

video examples of percussion pronunciation

An example use of percussion in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… bodies receipt for percussion after …”

meanings of percussion


  1. The outer side of the hand.
  2. The tapping of the body as an aid to medical diagnosis.
  3. The section of an orchestra or band containing percussion instruments; such instruments considered as a group; in bands, may be separate from drum kits.
  4. The repeated striking of an object to break or shape it, as in percussion drilling.
  5. The detonation of a percussion cap in a firearm.
  6. The collision of two bodies in order to produce a sound.
  7. The sound so produced.

percussion frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word percussion occurs in english on average 3.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics percussion can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that percussion can be often used in the following areas:

1) leisure and entertainment;

words that rhyme with percussion


Did this page help you?