The word, "percussion", has evolved from Latin terms: "percussio" (which translates as "to beat, strike" in the musical sense, rather than the violent action), and "percussus" (which is a noun meaning "a beating"). As a noun in contemporary English it is described at Wiktionary as "the collision of two bodies to produce a sound". The usage of the term is not unique to music but has application in medicine and weaponry, as in percussion cap, but all known and common uses of the word, "percussion", appear to share a similar lineage beginning with the original Latin: "percussus". In a musical context then, the term "percussion instruments" may have been coined originally to describe a family of instruments including drums, rattles, metal plates, or wooden blocks which musicians would beat or strike (as in a collision) to produce sound.
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2) A section in a band or orchestra, in which the players strike the instrument to play it.
3) Not a drummer.
2) Everyone listen back to the percussion for tempo, because its right on.
Band Kid 2: The percussion! I just know that without them you suck because you can't stay together with the band.
Band Kid 1: Oh No
Kool-Aid Man: OH YEAH!!!
trumpet:ssh! the conductor said to be quiet!
percussion:shut up! im watchin' south park on my I-pod!