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Synonyms for castanets

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

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castanets, o castanuelas, they are used to accompany "pasodobles," "jotas" and other Iberian genres ONLY.
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