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clap

noun
 
 
/klæp/
[no plural] the action of hitting your hands together, often repeatedly: Let's give the winner a big clap.Praising and applaudingExaggerating and playing down
a clap of thunder a sudden, loud sound that is made by thunderSounds made by objects, movement or impactStormy weatherWind and winds
Translations of “clap”
in Vietnamese sự vỗ tay…
in Spanish aplauso, palmada…
in Thai การปรบมือ…
in Malaysian menepuk…
in French applaudissement, tape…
in German das Klatschen, der Schlag…
in Chinese (Traditional) 喧鬧聲, 拍手, 鼓掌…
in Indonesian tepuk tangan…
in Russian хлопанье, аплодисменты…
in Turkish el çırpma, alkışlama, ellerini şaklatma…
in Chinese (Simplified) 喧闹声, 拍手, 鼓掌…
in Polish oklaski…
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