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See definition of clap on Dictionary.com
  • nounloud hitting noise
  • verbapplaud; slap with approbation

synonyms for clap

  • applause
  • bang
  • blast
  • boom
  • burst
  • crack
  • crash
  • handclap
  • pat
  • slam
  • slap
  • smash
  • strike
  • thrust
  • thunder
  • thunderclap
  • thwack
  • wallop
  • whack
  • wham
See also synonyms for: clapping
  • cheer
  • pat
  • bang
  • slap
  • approve
  • acclaim
  • thwack
  • whack
  • praise
  • give a big hand
  • give a hand
  • hear it for
  • strike gently
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antonyms for clap

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  • failure
  • loss
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How to use clap in a sentence

The pocket shape “dramatically improves the clap by trapping more air and creating a stronger jet.”
BUTTERFLIES USE JET PROPULSION FOR QUICK GETAWAYSALISON PEARCE STEVENSMARCH 15, 2021SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
Previous research had suggested that a butterfly’s overhead wing clap forces the insect forward.
BUTTERFLIES USE JET PROPULSION FOR QUICK GETAWAYSALISON PEARCE STEVENSMARCH 15, 2021SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
Researchers thought they knew how the clap worked, he notes.
BUTTERFLIES USE JET PROPULSION FOR QUICK GETAWAYSALISON PEARCE STEVENSMARCH 15, 2021SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
Researchers thought the wing clap likely formed a pocket of air that shoots out like a jet.
BUTTERFLIES USE JET PROPULSION FOR QUICK GETAWAYSALISON PEARCE STEVENSMARCH 15, 2021SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
He once joked to The Washington Post that it was “a little bit like saying you have the clap.”
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"We have a grandfather in Greenfield," spoke up the youngest child before his sister could clap her hand over his mouth.
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But ten thousand saw Musa's hand clap to hilt, and Iftikhar's lance half fall to rest.
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Viscount Melbourne expressed himself to the effect that the Earl of Ripon's motion came like a thunder-clap upon him.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND IN THREE VOLUMES, VOL.III.E. FARR AND E. H. NOLAN
You had a very fair clap-trap against us, as we happened to be master manufacturers, in saying that we wanted to reduce wages.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND IN THREE VOLUMES, VOL.III.E. FARR AND E. H. NOLAN
You can't clap a new head on to old shoulders without upsetting circulation and equilibrium.
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WORDS RELATED TO CLAP

  • applaud
  • approve
  • blow horn
  • boost
  • celebrate
  • cheer
  • clap
  • commend
  • compliment
  • eulogize
  • exalt
  • extol
  • give a bouquet
  • give a posy
  • give kudos
  • hail
  • hand it to
  • hear it for
  • honor
  • laud
  • praise
  • puff up
  • push
  • rave
  • recommend
  • root
  • salute
  • stroke
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