castanets definition

  • noun:
    • A percussion tool (idiophone) consisting of a pair of concave shells joined on one side by a string, held in the hand and familiar with produce clicking noises.
    • a percussion tool comprising a couple of hollow pieces of lumber or bone (usually held involving the thumb and fingers) that are meant to click collectively (as by Spanish dancers) in rhythm because of the party
  • noun-plural:
    • Two small, concave shells of ivory or hard wood, shaped like spoons, fastened to your flash, and outdone together with the middle finger; -- utilized by the Spaniards and Moors as an accompaniment with their party and guitars.

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