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- A percussion instrument (idiophone) of Spanish origin, consisting of a pair of concave shells joined on one edge by a string, held in the hand and used to produce clicking sounds; any hand-held percussion idiophone that can be played with the fingers, such as bones or spoons.
- 2013. You Asked Aunt Rocky: Answers & Advice About Raqs Sharqi and Raqs Shaabi. C. Varga Dinicu. Pg. 242.
a percussion instrument — see castanet