- a harmonically and melodically simple waltz for piano played typically with the forefinger of each hand and sometimes having an accompanying part for a second player.
Origin of chopsticks
- one of a pair of thin, tapered sticks, often of wood or ivory, held in one hand between the thumb and fingers and used chiefly in China, Japan, and other Asian countries for lifting food to the mouth.
Origin of chopstick
Examples from the Web for chopsticks
Our table manners require us to use two hands to perform with less dexterity what chopsticks can do with only one.The Strange Way We Eat: Bee Wilson’s ‘Consider the Fork’
October 13, 2012
Dieters are advised to slow down, struggle through their scrambled egg whites, with chopsticks if necessary.Slow Eating and Weight Loss: Does the Science Support It?
Susan B. Roberts
March 17, 2011
Get your chopsticks out for these amazing Asian recipes that are perfect for your next themed dinner party.What to Eat: Japanese Small Plates
May 18, 2010
We always ask for chopsticks—it's the most fun trying to use them!Have We No Rights?
How people manage to eat rice with chopsticks will always be a mystery to me.Appearances
Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson
Chopsticks were in evidence, though the guests were not compelled to use them.Bright Ideas for Entertaining
Mrs. Herbert B. Linscott
He will be expected to deal with his food with a pair of chopsticks.Peeps at Many Lands: Japan
Another was ejected for playing 'chopsticks' on the piano with the edges of his hands.Ewing\'s Lady
Harry Leon Wilson
- a pair of thin sticks, of ivory, wood, etc, used as eating utensils by the Chinese, Japanese, and other people of East Asia
Word Origin and History for chopsticks
also chop-stick, 1690s, sailors' partial translation of Chinese k'wai tse, variously given as "fast ones" or "nimble boys," first element from pidgin English chop, from Cantonese kap "urgent." Chopsticks, the two-fingered piano exercise, is first attested 1893, probably from the resemblance of the fingers to chopsticks.