crotal

noun
cro·​tal | \ ˈkrōˌtäl, -ōtᵊl \
plural crotals

Definition of crotal

 (Entry 1 of 3)

crotal

Definition of crotal (Entry 2 of 3)

variant spelling of

crotal

adjective
crot·​al | \ ˈkrätᵊl \

Definition of crotal (Entry 3 of 3)

1 : reddish brown a suit of crotal tweed
2 : of or relating to crottle a crotal dye

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First Known Use of crotal

Noun

1790, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for crotal

Noun

Latin crotalum rattle, castanet, from Greek krotalon, from krotein to clap; akin to Old English hrindan to thrust, Old Norse hrinda to push

and Adjective

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“Crotal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crotal. Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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