Definition of castanets in English:
Small concave pieces of wood, ivory, or plastic, joined in pairs by a cord and clicked together by the fingers as a rhythmic accompaniment to Spanish dancing.
- She had managed to put together castanets with pieces of wood and string, which she need for the dance.
- If you like your Spanish guitar music in tight trousers and with castanets clicking, this probably won't be to your taste.
- There was another set of timpani, another bass drum, side drums, castanets, two xylophones, and, if I recall correctly, tubular bells as well.
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