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clap

clap

 
pronunciation:
klaep
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: clapped, clapping, claps
definition 1: to strike (one's open hands) together to make a sharp sound, esp. repeatedly, as an expression of approval or agreement.
synonyms:
applaud
definition 2: to forcefully strike (the flat surface of an object) against another object or flat surface, making a sharp, short sound.
He clapped his book shut.She clapped her briefcase on the table.
synonyms:
bang, slam
similar words:
cast, dash, fold, hurl, shove, thrust
definition 3: to strike (a person) lightly or sportively with an open hand, as a gesture of greeting or approval.
synonyms:
slap
similar words:
cuff, pat, rap, smack, strike, swat, thump, thwack, whack
definition 4: to applaud (something) by clapping the hands together repeatedly.
synonyms:
applaud
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to strike one's open hands together repeatedly; applaud.
synonyms:
applaud
definition 2: to make a sharp, short sound, as that made by two flat-surfaced objects striking together.
similar words:
bang, clatter, crack, flap, snap, strike, thump
definition 3: to move while making a clapping sound.
The booted man clapped across the wooden dance floor.
synonyms:
thump
similar words:
clank, clatter, pound
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of clapping.
similar words:
applause
definition 2: the sound made by clapping.
synonyms:
applause
similar words:
clatter, peal, thunder
definition 3: a forceful, open-handed slap or blow.
synonyms:
cuff, slap, swat
similar words:
blow, box, clip, pat, slam, smack, tap, whack
definition 4: a sudden, loud, explosive sound.
a clap of thunder
synonyms:
bang, crack, slap
similar words:
burst, report, slam
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