[ UK /kˈɑːstɐnˌɛts/ ]
- (used in the plural) 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
How To Use castanets In A Sentence
- As Beryl remarked afterwards, if only she'd had her castanets with her she'd have been rattling away and dancing a fandango.
- I dream about the colours, the smells, the sounds of castanets and guitars, of old Spanish men singing and women and children laughing and dancing…
- And I can only stay home and knit, like a poky old woman! 'And Jo shook the blue army sock till the needles rattled like castanets, and her ball bounded across the room.
- They were weak, and paused often, catching themselves, in the act of stooping, with giddy motions, or staggering to the centre of operations with their knees shaking like castanets. THE WISDOM OF THE TRAIL
- Like the chaconne it originated in Latin America (where it was accompanied by song, castanets, and guitars) and appeared in Spain during the 16th century.
- For a very small addition to his stipend, Schmucke played the viola d'amore, hautboy, violoncello, and harp, as well as the piano, the castanets for the _cachucha_, the bells, saxhorn, and the like. Cousin Pons
- Senators danced to castanets; the bishop tootled the flute.
- They were weak and paused often, catching themselves, in the act of stooping, with giddy motions, or staggering to the center of operations with their knees shaking like castanets. The Wisdom of the Trail
- Flutes, oboes, bagpipes, castanets, and other instruments hang with sheet music, a jester's staff, and a theatrical mask.
- `Probably can't hear it over the clicking of the castanets ,' said Pascoe. CASCADES - THE DAY OF THE DEAD