clap - definition and synonyms

noun 

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/klæp/
singularclap
pluralclaps
  1. 1
    [singular]

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    an action of hitting your hands together, usually many times, to show enjoyment or admiration
    give someone a clap:

    Let’s give Molly a clap.

  2. 2
    [countable]

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    a sudden loud sound
    a clap of thunder:

    There was another clap of thunder, and the lightning flashed again.

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