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cat's cradle

noun
1.
a children's game in which two players alternately stretch a looped string over their fingers in such a way as to produce different designs.
2.
the intricate design formed by the string in this game.
3.
intricacy; complexity.
Origin of cat's cradle
1760-1770
First recorded in 1760-70

Cat's Cradle

noun
1.
a novel (1963) by Kurt Vonnegut.
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British Dictionary definitions for cat's cradle

cat's cradle

noun
1.
a game played by making intricate patterns with a loop of string between the fingers
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