X Marks the Spot
If you like your percussion instruments loud, round, and metallic, you'll be a fan of cymbals. We don't think of them as being bowl-shaped, but the root of cymbal is a Greek word for "bowl." In addition to its big noise, cymbal is also a homophone for symbol, which means that in a percussion score, if you see a note head in the shape of an x, you can think of it as a cymbal symbol.
If you could lay this word out on a Scrabble board it might well result in a paroxysm of joy --
that is, a sudden outburst of it. Paroxysms come in many flavors, but they're all sudden and uncontrolled. Today's favorite kinds are of fury, rage, and laughter. The main root oxys, "sharp," is from Greek and also appears in oxygen and oxymoron.