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gratuitous gratuitous
/ɡrə ˈtu ə təs /

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  • castanets castanets  a percussion instrument consisting of a pair of hollow pieces of wood or bone…

    castanets meaning(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)

    castanets 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.
  • castanopsis castanopsis  evergreen trees and shrubs of warm regions valued for their foliage; southeastern…
  • castanopsis chrysophylla castanopsis chrysophylla  small ornamental evergreen tree of Pacific Coast whose…
  • castanospermum castanospermum  a rosid dicot genus of the subfamily Papilionoideae having one species:…
  • castaway castaway  /ˈkæ stə ˌweɪ/ ?  a person who is rejected (from society or home)
  • caste caste  /ˈkæst/ ?  social status or position conferred by a system based on class
  • caste system caste system  a social structure in which classes are determined by heredity
  • casteless casteless  not belonging to or having been expelled from a caste and thus having no place…
  • castellated castellated  /ˈkæs tɛ lɛɪ tɪd/ ?  having or resembling repeated square indentations like those…
  • caster caster  /ˈkæ stər/ ?  a worker who casts molten metal into finished products
  • caster sugar caster sugar  very finely granulated sugar that was formerly sprinkled from a castor
  • castigate castigate  /ˈkæ stə ˌɡeɪt/ ?  censure severely
  • castigation castigation  /ˌkæs tɪ ˈɡɛɪ ʃən/ ?  a severe scolding
  • castile castile  a region of central Spain; a former kingdom that comprised most of modern Spain…
  • castile soap castile soap  a good hard soap made from olive oil and sodium hydroxide
  • castilian castilian  /kæs ˈtɪ lɪən/ ?  the Spanish language as spoken in Castile
  • castilla castilla  /kɑ ˈstɪ lə/ ?  a region of central Spain; a former kingdom that comprised most of…
  • castilleia castilleia  genus of western North and South American perennials often partially parasitic…
  • castilleja castilleja  /kɑ sti ˈleɪ jə/ ?  genus of western North and South American perennials often partially…
  • castilleja chromosa castilleja chromosa  most common paintbrush of western United States dry lands; having…
  • castilleja miniata castilleja miniata  wildflower of western North America having ragged clusters of crimson…
  • castilleja sessiliflora castilleja sessiliflora  hairy plant with pinkish flowers; Great Plains to northern…
  • castilleja sulphurea castilleja sulphurea  plant of moist highland meadows having ragged clusters of pale…
  • castillian castillian  a native or inhabitant of Castile
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