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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: Castanets(0.01031 detik)
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English → English (WordNet)
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 [syn: bones,
clappers, finger cymbals, maraca]
English → English (gcide)
Castanets \Cas"ta*nets\, n. pl. [F. castagnettes, Sp.
casta[~n]etas, fr. L. castanea (Sp. casta[~n]a) a chestnut.
So named from the resemblance to two chestnuts, or because
chestnuts were first used for castanets. See Chestnut.]
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.
Note: The singular, castanet, is used of one of the pair, or,
sometimes, of the pair forming the instrument.
The dancer, holding a castanet in each hand,
rattles them to the motion of his feet. --Moore