plural noun cro·tales \ˈkrōˌtäl, -ōtə\

Definition of crotales

  1. 1 :  a percussion instrument consisting of a set of twelve very small, thick cymbals tuned to the chromatic scale

  2. 2 :  antique cymbals

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Origin and Etymology of crotales

French, from Latin crotalum

First Known Use: circa 1903

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to cast off or become cast off

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