What does castanets mean?

castanets meaning in General Dictionary

Two tiny concave shells of ivory or wood formed like spoons fastened towards the thumb and beaten with the middle little finger utilized by the Spaniards and Moors as an accompaniment for their party and guitars

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  • (used in the plural) a percussion tool consisting of a set of hollow bits of lumber or bone tissue (usually presented between your flash and hands) which are meant to click together (as by Spanish performers) in rhythm with all the party
  • Two tiny, concave shells of ivory or hard wood, formed like spoons, fastened to your flash, and outdone with the center little finger; -- used by the Spaniards and Moors as an accompaniment for their dance and guitars.

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No grave note, warning us that the pleasures of this earth are fleeting, that the visible world is but a symbol of the invisible, that human life is a probation for the life beyond, interrupts the tinkling music as of castanets and tripping feet which gives a novel charm to these unique relics of the 13th century.

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