Meaning of rimshot in English:


Pronunciation /ˈrɪmʃɒt/


  • 1A drum stroke in which the stick strikes the rim and the head of the drum simultaneously.

    ‘It was cool, though, because during it one of the percussionists was walking through the crowd beating a rim-shot.’
    • ‘‘Privacy,’ for example, features an electric piano accompanying what sounds like rustling pages as well as a hi-hat, cymbals, and rimshots.’
    • ‘‘Is She a Sign’ initially couches its tale of the pathetic in a fitting sleeve of light rimshots and decaying bass notes, later rocking out with the assistance of guitar and piano.’
    • ‘When Mike Clark opens his album with a one-two beat, lap steel guitar and rimshots, you might want to write him off as just another alt-country type.’
    • ‘Toby's drummer hits a rimshot.’
  • 2Basketball
    A toss in which the ball hits the rim of the basket.