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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A group of followers hired to applaud at a performance.

Usage examples (25)
  • Oscar faced the American Philistine public without his accustomed "claque", and under these circumstances a half-success was evidence of considerable power.
  • One can always tell a claque, they react too soon.
  • The conservative claque is ranting about socialism.
  • But of course the claque kept on; they had been paid to. for more
Tutoring comment
  • The people in the "claque" (a crowd hired to applaud a performer) all wore tap shoes that made a "clack" (a sharp sound made by hitting together two solid objects) noise as they walked in.
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