clapping clapping  /ˈklæ pɪŋ/


  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
  11. (n) a demonstration of approval by clapping the hands together

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  • Sony twists the bad publicity knife deeper into Microsoft

    Sony's PlayStation 4. (Credit: Sony) LOS ANGELES -- Thunderous applause greeted Sony Computer Entertainment of America CEO Jack Tretton when he announced that there would be no restrictions on used games for the PlayStation 4. Tretton smiled and paused, garnering him a second wave of enthusiastic clapping and hollering. In a battle between two titans of the console gaming industry on the ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: CNET

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  1. Asked if he'd be thanking his Chihuahuas if he wins, Rourke said: "I don't think that far ahead. I'll probably be sitting out there clapping for Sean Penn."
    on Feb 2, 2009 By: Mickey Rourke Source: USA Today

  2. "They are full of dancing, clapping, screaming and shouting that may seem jarring to the untrained ear," Obama said. "The church contains in full the kindness and cruelty, the fierce intelligence and the shocking ignorance, the struggles and...
    on Mar 18, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: The Union Leader

  3. "It's great, it's my first one [hat trick]. To get it here in Ottawa, I'm very happy about that," Michalek said. "To see all the people standing and clapping for me was an awesome feeling."
    on Oct 15, 2009 By: Milan Michalek Source:

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