clapped clapped  /ˈklæpt/


  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

Derived Word(s)


  1. We all clapped our hands and believed in fairies.
  2. Having clapped all Congress leaders into jail, the British were prepared to deal with rioting.


  • Celtic Woman mesmerizes with mix of music, theater

    The ensemble's Irish (and sometimes Scottish and American) songs swirled through the theater as the hundreds gathered clapped, cheered and sang along for more than two hours.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Omaha World-Herald


  1. "It was one of the loudest rounds of ovation and applause that I have been a part of in my entire life," Tebow said Monday. "The team, the players clapped probably for three or four minutes and didn't stop. You could see coach Addazio getting...
    on Dec 28, 2009 By: Tim Tebow Source: Dayton Daily News

  2. "An Italian won, and the Australian crowd clapped their hands as if I was one of them," Magnini said. "It felt like being in Italy."
    on Mar 29, 2007 By: Filippo Magnini Source: Forbes

  3. "I feel very relieved. All of the pressure is off my shoulders," Yang told reporters. "What I did when I clapped all of the fans after I won, I did that out of pure emotions."
    on Mar 8, 2009 By: Yang Yong-eun Source: Reuters UK

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