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  Words related to clap

Related / Similar Words: bang, eruption, blast, loud noise, clack, gonorrhea, gonorrhoea, spat, applaud, acclaim

 

Definition:
  • a sudden very loud noise;
  • a sharp abrupt noise as if two objects hit together; may be repeated;
  • a common venereal disease caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae; symptoms are painful urination and pain around the urethra;
  • clap one''s hands together; "The children were clapping to the music";
  • clap one''s hands or shout after performances to indicate approval;
  • strike together so as to produce a sharp percussive noise; "clap two boards together";
  • strike with the flat of the hand; usually in a friendly way, as in encouragement or greeting;
  • put quickly or forcibly; "The judge clapped him in jail";
  • strike the air in flight; "the wings of the birds clapped loudly";
  • cause to strike the air in flight; "The big bird clapped its wings";

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    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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