Complete Definition of "rimshot"

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rim shot

Noun
rimshot

  1. A percussion|percussive note in which the drumstick hits both the drum head|head and the rim of the drum.
  2. colloquial A percussive "sting" or flourish used to punctuate a joke in a cabaret or vaudeville act.

Usage notes
Technically, the sting used to punctuate a joke is not a rimshot. A rimshot is a particular note (as in sense 1 above); a sting is a percussive figure consisting of several notes, perhaps a roll followed by a crash cymbal.

See also
Wikipedia article on w:Sting (percussion)|sting (percussion)

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