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.
the intricate design formed by the string in this game.
Origin of cat's cradle
First recorded in 1760–70
Definition for cat's cradle (2 of 2)
a novel (1963) by Kurt Vonnegut.
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British Dictionary definitions for cat's cradle
a game played by making intricate patterns with a loop of string between the fingers
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