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Definition of Clap


  1. To strike; to slap; to strike, or strike together, with a quick motion, so, as to make a sharp noise; as, to clap one's hands; a clapping of wings.
  2. To thrust, drive, put, or close, in a hasty or abrupt manner; -- often followed by to, into, on, or upon.
  3. To manifest approbation of, by striking the hands together; to applaud; as, to clap a performance.
  4. To express contempt or derision.
  5. To knock, as at a door.
  6. To strike the hands together in applause.
  7. To come together suddenly with noise.
  8. To enter with alacrity and briskness; -- with to or into.
  9. To talk noisily; to chatter loudly.
  10. A loud noise made by sudden collision; a bang.
  11. A burst of sound; a sudden explosion.
  12. A single, sudden act or motion; a stroke; a blow.
  13. A striking of hands to express approbation.
  14. Noisy talk; chatter.
  15. The nether part of the beak of a hawk.
  16. Gonorrhea.

Clap Quotations

The most amazing thing for me is that every single person who sees a movie, not necessarily one of my movies, brings a whole set of unique experiences. Now, through careful manipulation and good storytelling, you can get everybody to clap at the same time, to hopefully laugh at the same time, and to be afraid at the same time.
Steven Spielberg

I don't know what singers feel like when they make a song and people clap along and love it, but when people walk up to me and say the food was outstanding, that's what it is all about. I cook because I like to make people happy.
Guy Fieri

People will clap to be nice. They will not laugh to be nice.
Kenny Rogers

Will the people in the cheaper seats clap your hands? And the rest of you, if you'll just rattle your jewelry.
John Lennon

People in the Hall of Fame tend to clap their hands and say, 'OK, I've done it all,' but for me, it was a new beginning.
Jimmy Cliff
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Clap Translations

clap in Afrikaans is klik
clap in Dutch is applaudisseren, adhesie betuigen
clap in French is claquent, claquer, applaudissement, claquez
clap in German is klatschen, klatschen, Beifall
clap in Italian is pettegolare, applaudire, applauso
clap in Spanish is palmada
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