- n. A percussion instrument (idiophone) consisting of a pair of concave shells joined on one edge by a string, held in the hand and used to produce clicking sounds.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. 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.
- 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
“Daikoku band: they were to sing the ballads Those with the castanets were the Ebisu party and formed the chorus.”
“Other girls were provided with a kind of castanets, -- two flat pieces of hard dark wood, connected by a string.”
“Mexican Girl" brings in some obvious yet suitable flourishes, such as castanets and Spanish guitar, neither of which one tends to associate with the Beach Boys.”
“They were weak and paused often, catching themselves, in the act of stooping, with giddy motions, or staggering to the center of operations with their knees shaking like castanets.”
“They were weak, and paused often, catching themselves, in the act of stooping, with giddy motions, or staggering to the centre of operations with their knees shaking like castanets.”
“La Movida first showed the world that Spain — which now conjures up images of Bilbao's Guggenheim Museum, Pedro Almod ó var's melodramas and Ferran Adri à 's foams — could mean more than castanets, bull fights and suntan lotion.”
“The castanets of her many bracelets tinck-tincked as her bright eyes surveyed the room taking in the surface of things.”
“The castanets dangling from her key chain clatter in her hand.”
“She lifts her arms above her head and makes castanets of her fingers.”
“For a run-through of the new song "On and On," Mr. Weckerman shakes both a rainstick and castanets before switching to a pitch pipe, while the band's other drummer, Stan Demeski, strikes a tambourine, the song slowly cresting.”
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Band names that are also common words or phrases.
Trimming the "Chained Bear's Favorites" list so I don't crash people's computers... like my own...
words that evoke magic, mystery, mayhem, magnificence or anything else that glimmers in the grass
Words that sound like what they mean, but they're not *technically* onomatopoetic.
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My C Words
my favorite words from my favorite songs. or: why i love colin meloy & joanna newsom.
Collect them all!
i am still copying down lists but i am in the 5th grade and got fourth in the spelling bee out of 26 people, the word i missed was candelabra, well next year i will win because now i know the words
Words containing "asta".
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Looking for tweets for castanets.