Examples from the Web for castanet
One hundred inferior maxillaries began to castanet away like mad.H. R.|Edwin Lefevre
My teeth were actually chattering in my head, with a castanet accompaniment to my discomfort.Buckskin Mose|Buckskin Mose
That vulgar girl is singing the castanet song in the second act at this moment.The Law and the Lady|Wilkie Collins
He shook the door by the iron handle until the latch clattered like a castanet: there was no sound from within.Bulldog Carney|W. A. Fraser
Where the two were missing he carried the stem of his pipe, and when he talked the stem clicked, like a Castanet.The Courage of Marge O'Doone|James Oliver Curwood
Word Origin and History for castanet
usually castanets, 1640s, from French castagnette or directly from Spanish castañeta diminutive of castaña "chestnut," from Latin castanea (see chestnut).