Definition of cat's cradle in English:

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cat's cradle

noun

[mass noun]
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A child’s game in which a loop of string is put around and between the fingers and complex patterns are formed.
Example sentences
  • Indoor activities include board games and various string games such as cat's cradle.
  • Quiet evenings at home are spent carving ivory or bone, or playing string games like cat's cradle.
  • The Eskimos were enthusiastic practitioners of string games like cat's cradle, while the Polynesians had a tradition of using string maps for navigating from island to island.

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