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English definition of “clap”

clap

noun [C] (PUTTING HANDS TOGETHER)   /klæp/
the act of hitting your hands together to make a short , loud noise , esp . at the end of a speech or performance to show that you are pleased : There were a few claps, and then embarrassing silence . A clap of thunder is the sudden , loud noise of thunder .
(Definition of clap noun (PUTTING HANDS TOGETHER) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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