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  Definition of clap
  1. a sudden very loud noise
  2. a sharp abrupt noise as if two objects hit together; may be repeated
  3. a common venereal disease caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae; symptoms are painful urination and pain around the urethra
  4. clap one''s hands together; "The children were clapping to the music"
  5. clap one''s hands or shout after performances to indicate approval
  6. strike together so as to produce a sharp percussive noise; "clap two boards together"
  7. strike with the flat of the hand; usually in a friendly way, as in encouragement or greeting
  8. put quickly or forcibly; "The judge clapped him in jail"
  9. strike the air in flight; "the wings of the birds clapped loudly"
  10. cause to strike the air in flight; "The big bird clapped its wings"
Similar Words: bang, eruption, blast, loud noise, clack, gonorrhea, gonorrhoea, spat, applaud, acclaim

 

Hyponyms: water hammer, bravo

 

Entailments: approve, O.K., okay, sanction

 

Derivational Morphology: blast, blare, bang, clatter, clack, brattle, cluck, click, clapper, applauder, applause, hand clapping, clapping, acclaim, acclamation, plaudits, plaudit, eclat, eruption, loud noise, tongue

 

 
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