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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A percussion instrument consisting of a pair of hollow pieces of wood or bone (usually held between the thumb and fingers) that are made to click together (as by Spanish dancers) in rhythm with the dance.

Usage examples (35)
  • Daikoku band: they were to sing the ballads Those with the castanets were the Ebisu party and formed the chorus.
  • Other girls were provided with a kind of castanets, -- two flat pieces of hard dark wood, connected by a string.
  • There was a rattle as of castanets outside the door.
  • And then after the castanets we get to STOMP our feet! for more
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