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Definition of Castanets

Castanets
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 then to the motion of his feet. --Moore (Encyc. of Music).
Castanet
Castanet Cas"ta*net, n. See Castanets.

Meaning of Castanets from wikipedia

- Castanets, also known as clackers or palillos, are a percussion instrument (idiophone), used in Spanish, Kalo, Moorish, Ottoman, Italian, Sephardic, Swiss...
- Castanets is the musical project influenced by country, folk and experimental rock led by Ray Raposa who has been signed to Asthmatic Kitty Records since...
- Castanets are a percussion instrument. Castanet or Castanets may also refer to: Castanet, Aveyron, in the Aveyron département, France Castanet, Tarn, in...
- were mandolins, violins, guitars, flutes, cellos, b****es, tambourines, castanets, and triangles. Estudiantina musicians in Spain and Mexico, before and...
- the Philippines during the Hispanic period. The dance is accompanied by castanets. This dance, together with the Jota, became po****r among the illustrados...
- Being a visual representation, the jota is danced and sung accompanied by castanets, and the interpreters tend to wear regional costumes. In Valencia, the...
- percussion instrument, or more specifically, an idiophone related to the castanets. They are pla**** by hitting one spoon against the other. Fire tongs style :...
- driving triple metre dance which is traditionally accompanied by guitars, castanets and hand clapping. There are two famous musical compositions named "Aragonaise"...
- Spain, usually in triple metre, traditionally accompanied by guitars, castanets, or hand-clapping ("palmas" in Spanish). Fandango can both be sung and...
- Cathedral is an album by Castanets, released on October 19, 2004 through Asthmatic Kitty. Part of the album was recorded live and includes a dozen local...
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