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English definition of “clap”

clap

noun (NOISE)    /klæp/
[S] the act of clapping your hands continuously to show that you like or admire someone or something: Let's give a big clap to/for our winning contestant !Praising and applaudingExaggerating and playing down C2 [C] a sudden loud noise made by thunder : There was a clap of thunder and then it started to pour with rain .Stormy weatherWind and windsSounds made by objects, movement or impact
(Definition of clap noun (NOISE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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