castanets castanets

Definition(s):

  • (n) a percussion instrument consisting of a pair of hollow pieces of wood or bone (usually held between the thumb and fingers) that are made to click together (as by Spanish dancers) in rhythm with the dance

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. His fingers, looped into what look like castanets, dart about just above his lap.
  2. He wears false teeth uppers and lowersand he thinks it is real funny to take them out at parties and do a Spanish dance, using them as castanets.
  3. Spain answered with castanets but Tunisia countered with ghaitas.

News

  • Spanish/Flamenco III & IV

    Learn to combine Flamenco's fancy footwork with the grace inherent in the arms, hands, and body movements. Enjoy a brief historical and cultural introduction to this traditional and cultural dance form. An introduction to coplas of sevillanas as with castanets and Flamenco exercises and choreographies. Learn to combine Flamenco's fancy footwork with the grace inherent in the arms, hands, and ...
    on June 29, 2013     Source: WPXI Pittsburgh

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Quotes

  • "I love Lou Harrison, and he wrote me fabulous letters," Morris said. "I had already started to choreograph `Serenade' when he died just over a year ago. I wanted to call him and ask for permission to add castanets for me to play in the last...
    on Mar 11, 2004 By: Mark Morris Source: Boston Globe (registration)

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