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Definition of the onomatopoeic word ‘clap’.

Clap
Pronunciation:
\ˈklap\
Function:
verb
Inflected Form(s):
clapped also clapt; clap·ping
Etymology:
Middle English clappen, from Old English clæppan to throb; akin to Old High German klaphōn to beat
Date:
14th century
transitive verb
1: to strike (as two flat hard surfaces) together so as to produce a sharp percussive noise
2 a: to strike (the hands) together repeatedly usually in applause b: 
3: to strike with the flat of the hand in a friendly way <clapped his friend on the shoulder>
4: to place, put, or set especially energetically <clap him into jail> <since I first clapped eyes on it>
5: to improvise or build hastily <a hut clapped together from old plywood>intransitive verb
1: to produce a percussive sound; especially : 
2: to go abruptly or briskly
3: 


clap. (2008). In Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary.
Retrieved May 15, 2008, from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/clap
 
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