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One entry found for castanet.
Main Entry: cas·ta·net
Pronunciation: secondarystresskas-tschwa-primarystressnet
Function: noun
Etymology: from Spanish castañeta "castanet," from castaña "chestnut"
: a rhythm instrument that consists of two small ivory, wood, or plastic shells fastened together and attached to the thumb and clicked together by the fingers -- usually used in plural
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