Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps


Noun: castanets  ,kas-tu'nets
  1. 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
    - bones, clappers, finger cymbals
Noun: castanet
  1. One of a pair of castanets

Type of: percussion instrument, percussive instrument

Encyclopedia: Castanets

Castanet, Tarn