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Princeton's WordNet

  1. applause, hand clapping, clappingnoun

    a demonstration of approval by clapping the hands together

Wiktionary

  1. clappingnoun

    The action by which someone or something claps.

Wikipedia

  1. Clapping

    A clap is the percussive sound made by striking together two flat surfaces, as in the body parts of humans or animals. Humans clap with the palms of their hands, often quickly and repeatedly to express appreciation or approval (see applause), but also in rhythm as a form of body percussion to match the sounds in music, dance, chants, hand games, and clapping games. Some people slap the back of one hand into the palm of the other hand to signify urgency or enthusiasm. This act may be considered uncouth by others. Clapping is used in many forms of music. In American music, clapping is popular in Gospel, Doo-wop and early Pop. In flamenco and sevillanas, two Spanish musical genres, clapping is called palmas and often sets the rhythm and is an integral part of the songs. A sampled or synthesized clap is also a staple of electronic and pop music.

ChatGPT

  1. clapping

    Clapping is a physical action where an individual repeatedly strikes their own hands together, typically in a rhythmic pattern, often as a form of appreciation, celebration, encouragement, or participation in music. It is a globally recognized form of non-verbal communication.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Clapping

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Editors Contribution

  1. clapping

    To move each hand together to make a sound showing approval or delight.

    The audience clapping brought smiles to the children in the nativity play.


    Submitted by MaryC on January 17, 2017  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of clapping in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of clapping in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of clapping in a Sentence

  1. Thomas Vinterberg:

    She was supposed to be in this and if anyone dares to believe that she's here with us somehow, you'd be able to see her clapping and cheering with us, we ended up making this movie for her -- as her monument. So, Ida, this is a miracle that just happen, and you're a part of this miracle -- maybe even pulling some strings somewhere. But this one is for you.

  2. Confucius:

    What is the sound of one hand clapping

  3. Thomas Vinterberg:

    She was glowing with excitement. ... And if anyone dares to believe that she’s here with us somehow, you’ll be able to see her clapping, clapping and cheering with us.

  4. The New York-native:

    Everyone was clapping. No one was shaking hands, that's for sure... but we were clapping.

  5. Po Lam:

    We are only an enforcement agency with limited power under the law. When facing such a series of massive rioting incidents, we cannot work alone - clapping only with one hand - without appropriate measures and support from top level.

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