Definition of 'clap'
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Yet at classical concerts there are aficionados who disapprove when people clap between movements. Times, Sunday Times (2014)William sat back and clapped his hand to the arms of the heavy chair. THE WOLF AND THE DOVESo why not clap together at the end of an opera? Times, Sunday Times (2011)You can almost hear the sound of one hand clapping in applause. Times, Sunday Times (2014)When the police were leaving the women clapped and cheered. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Give mint a sharp clap between your palms first to release the scent. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It is just weird to sing about clapping and not to clap. Christianity Today (2000)Did he love it when people clapped? Times, Sunday Times (2016)There were a few that clapped back. The Sun (2006)What is the sound of one hand clapping? Dictionary of Mind, Body and Spirit (1994)There was none of the cheering and clapping that normally accompany a royal coronation. BLOOD AGAINST THE SNOWS: The Tragic Story of Nepal's Royal Dynasty (2002)It represented one continued clap of thunder '. REBELS AND REDCOATS: The American Revolutionary War (2003)But when she clapped eyes on him, she just sighed. The Sun (2013)He gave us a stiff military salute, at the same time clapping his heels together. A BOOK OF LANDS AND PEOPLES (2003)But that changed when he clapped eyes on Vicky. The Sun (2012)There was no clapping back in the box, no pat on the back. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Followed by a loud clap. Times, Sunday Times (2010)In the most telling moment the whole lot balance on elbows and heads, each clapping his feet together like trained seals. Times, Sunday Times (2010)A clap of thunder echoes around the sky and an icy, howling wind picks up. The Sun (2015)It also happens to make an awesome sound for such a small car, like a clap of thunder when you change gear on the limit. The Sun (2009)
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Translations for 'clap'
British English: clap /klæp/ VERB
When you clap, you hit your hands together to show appreciation or attract attention.
The men danced and the women clapped.
He clapped his hands, calling them back to order.
- American English: clap
- Arabic: يُصَفِّقُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: bater palma
- Chinese: 鼓掌
- Croatian: pljeskati
- Czech: tleskat
- Danish: klappe
- Dutch: klappen
- European Spanish: aplaudir intransitivo
- Finnish: taputtaa
- French: applaudir
- German: klatschen
- Greek: χειροκροτώ
- Italian: applaudire
- Japanese: 拍手する
- Korean: 손뼉을 치다
- Norwegian: klappe
- Polish: klasnąć
- European Portuguese: bater palmas
- Romanian: a aplauda
- Russian: хлопать
- Spanish: aplaudir
- Swedish: klappa
- Thai: ปรบมือ
- Turkish: alkışlanmak
- Ukrainian: плескати
- Vietnamese: vỗ tay
British English: clap NOUN
A clap of thunder is a sudden and loud noise of thunder.
Definition of clap from the Collins English Dictionary
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