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clip-clop

noun [C usually singular] uk   /ˈklɪp.klɒp/ us    /-klɑːp/
a sound like that of horses' hoofs on a hard surface: the clip-clop of horses coming up the road
clip-clop
verb [I] uk   ( plural -pp-) us  
We heard horses clip-clopping (= making a sound with their feet) along the road.
Translations of “clip-clop”
in Chinese (Traditional) (馬蹄的)嘚嘚聲…
in Chinese (Simplified) (马蹄的)嘚嘚声…
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