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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

The continuous loud sounds of two flat surfaces being struck together.

Usage examples (39)
  • The audience continued clapping for a long time after the performance.
  • Verb (used without object) : After the audience stopped clapping, the tenor sang two encores. ,The shutters clapped in the wind. ,She clapped across...
  • There was a loud clapping from the boys who were perched on the rail fence, but some of the girls were crying.
  • Matthews frequently obsesses over Clinton's "clapping" -- which he describes as "Chinese." for more
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