finger cymbals


finger cymbals
noun
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
Syn: ↑bones, ↑castanets, ↑clappers
Usage Domain: ↑plural, ↑plural form

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