clap clap  /ˈklæp/


  1. (n) a sudden very loud noise
  2. (n) a common venereal disease caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae; symptoms are painful urination and pain around the urethra
  3. (n) a sharp abrupt noise as if two objects hit together; may be repeated
  4. (v) put quickly or forcibly
  5. (v) cause to strike the air in flight
  6. (v) clap one's hands or shout after performances to indicate approval
  7. (v) clap one's hands together
  8. (v) strike the air in flight
  9. (v) strike with the flat of the hand; usually in a friendly way, as in encouragement or greeting
  10. (v) strike together so as to produce a sharp percussive noise

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  1. LSU coach Les Miles' children send out Father's Day video card to their dad: Video

    The Miles children, from left Manny, Smacker, Ben and Macy, say Happy Father's Day in advance. It was their idea to use Miles' patented flat-palms, fingers-spread hand clap, showing the sense of humor, security and love in the household. Be sure to read the story to come later today.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune

  2. Roberto Cavalli Responds to Beyoncé Sketch Criticism

    Designer Roberto Cavalli caught the online clap back after sketches of a dress specifically designed for Beyoncé were posted online . More »
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Gossip on This!

  3. Relay brings family-friendly fun

    Survivors clap in unison to applaud their victories over cancer. About 65 teams participated. The Relay For Life of Taney and Stone Counties has currently raised $117,573.51 and has a goal to raise a total of $175,000 by the end of the year.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Branson Tri-Lakes News


  1. "I hope I go to the right bench," Montgomery said. "I don't know if the seats are different. They might have electric shock currents. ...... They may have a dilemma. They may be stuck between how long to boo or you may get a courtesy clap and...
    on Jan 16, 2009 By: Mike Montgomery Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "I think 40 years from now they'll still be the winningest players in the history of college basketball. All three will graduate in May, on time, in four years. You can clap. I'm serious. You can clap," Calipari said.
    on Mar 13, 2009 By: Calipari Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "What I do is old-fashioned," Shea said. "It's the guitar these days. When they sing at Mr. Graham's meetings, it's pretty exciting. People clap, you know? So they look for me to come up before the message and sort of quiet them down."
    on Jan 31, 2009 By: George Beverly Shea Source: International Herald Tribune

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