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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Metal striker that hangs inside a bell and makes a sound by hitting the side; A mobile mass of muscular tissue covered with mucous membrane and located in the oral cavity; Someone who applauds.

Usage examples (34)
  • An '' er tongue, it jes rattle lak a clapper in a bell.
  • The rail of the saltmarshes, the clapper, which is more commonly heard than seen.
  • Cannon has an electronic "clapper" in her apartment probably cutting edge high-tech in those days.
  • You'll note the white veil upon the cross, and the use of the "clapper" instead of the bells at the consecration. for more
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