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  1. chopsticksnoun

    This word most often occurs in the plural.

  2. Chopsticksnoun

    A simple waltz, written in 1877 by Arthur de Lulli, that serves as a two-finger exercise for beginner piano players.


  1. Chopsticks

    Chopsticks (Chinese: 筷子 or 箸; Pinyin: kuaizi or zhu) are shaped pairs of equal-length sticks that have been used as kitchen and eating utensils in most of East and Southeast Asia for over three millennia. They are held in the dominant hand, secured by fingers, and wielded as extensions of the hand, to pick up food. Originating in China, chopsticks later spread to Japan, Korea, Tibet, Vietnam, and other parts of Asia. Chopsticks have become more accepted in connection with Asian food in the West, especially in cities with significant Asian diaspora communities. Chopsticks are smoothed, and frequently tapered. They are traditionally made of wood, bamboo, metal, ivory, and ceramics, and in modern days, increasingly available in non-traditional materials such as plastic, stainless steel, and even titanium. Chopsticks are often seen as requiring practice and skill to master to be used as an eating utensil. Although not as serious as before, their use not following proper etiquette is frowned upon, especially in some countries.


  1. Chopsticks

    Chopsticks are short, frequently tapered sticks used in pairs of equal length, which are used as the traditional eating utensils of China, Japan, Korea and Vietnam. Originated in ancient China, they can also be found in some areas of Tibet and Nepal that are close to Han Chinese populations, as well as areas of Thailand, Laos and Burma which have significant Chinese populations. Chopsticks are most commonly made of wood, bamboo or plastic, but in China, most are made out of bamboo. Chopsticks are held in the dominant hand, between the thumb and fingers, and used to pick up pieces of food.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chopsticks in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chopsticks in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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