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Noun: clapping  kla-ping
  1. A demonstration of approval by clapping the hands together
    - applause, hand clapping
Verb: clap (clapped,clapping)  klap
  1. Put quickly or forcibly
    "The judge clapped him in jail"
     
  2. Cause to strike the air in flight
    "The big bird clapped its wings"
     
  3. Clap one's hands or shout after performances to indicate approval
    - applaud, spat, acclaim
     
  4. Clap one's hands together
    "The children were clapping to the music";
    - spat
     
  5. Strike the air in flight
    "the wings of the birds clapped loudly"
     
  6. Strike with the flat of the hand; usually in a friendly way, as in encouragement or greeting
     
  7. Strike together so as to produce a sharp percussive noise
    "clap two boards together"

Derived forms: clappings

Type of: approval, beat, commendation, flap, gesticulate, gesture, hit, lay, motion, place, pose, position, put, set

Part of: ovation, standing ovation

Encyclopedia: Clapping

Clap, South Africa