from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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
Sorry, no etymologies found.