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castanets

/ (ˌkæstəˈnɛts) /
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pl n
curved pieces of hollow wood, usually held between the fingers and thumb and made to click together: used esp by Spanish dancers
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Word Origin for castanets

C17 castanet, from Spanish castañeta, diminutive of castaña chestnut
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