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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bones, castanets, clappers, finger cymbals(noun)

    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

Wiktionary

  1. castanets(Noun)

    A percussion instrument (idiophone) consisting of a pair of concave shells joined on one edge by a string, held in the hand and used to produce clicking sounds.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Castanets

    two small, concave shells of ivory or hard wood, shaped like spoons, fastened to the thumb, and beaten together with the middle finger; -- used by the Spaniards and Moors as an accompaniment to their dance and guitars

    Etymology: [F. castagnettes, Sp. castaetas, fr. L. castanea (Sp. castaa) a chestnut. So named from the resemblance to two chestnuts, or because chestnuts were first used for castanets. See Chestnut.]

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How to say Castanets in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Castanets in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Castanets in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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