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Synonyms for clap

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bang, clap, eruption, blast, bam(noun)

    a sudden very loud noise

    flak, hit, belt, gonorrhoea, fringe, smash, blow, knock, bam, volcanic eruption, fire, strike, eruption, boot, attack, gonorrhea, smasher, outbreak, thrill, gust, charge, flack, flush, bang, bash, extravasation, rush, eructation, kick, irruption, good time, blast, clack

  2. gonorrhea, gonorrhoea, clap(noun)

    a common venereal disease caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae; symptoms are painful urination and pain around the urethra

    clack, bang, blast, gonorrhea, bam, gonorrhoea, eruption

  3. clack, clap(verb)

    a sharp abrupt noise as if two objects hit together; may be repeated

    clapper valve, clack valve, clack, bang, blast, gonorrhea, bam, eruption, gonorrhoea

  4. clap(verb)

    put quickly or forcibly

    "The judge clapped him in jail"

    acclaim, spat, applaud

  5. clap(verb)

    cause to strike the air in flight

    "The big bird clapped its wings"

    acclaim, spat, applaud

  6. applaud, clap, spat, acclaim(verb)

    clap one's hands or shout after performances to indicate approval

    acclaim, spat, herald, applaud, hail

  7. clap, spat(verb)

    clap one's hands together

    "The children were clapping to the music"

    acclaim, spat, applaud

  8. clap(verb)

    strike the air in flight

    "the wings of the birds clapped loudly"

    acclaim, spat, applaud

  9. clap(verb)

    strike with the flat of the hand; usually in a friendly way, as in encouragement or greeting

    acclaim, spat, applaud

  10. clap(verb)

    strike together so as to produce a sharp percussive noise

    "clap two boards together"

    acclaim, spat, applaud


  1. clap(2)

    (Yorkshire dialect) A dropping of cow dung (presumably from the sound made as it hits the ground) \uE00098284


Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. clap(v. a.)

    pat, strike gently

  2. clap(v. a.)

    thrust, force, put hastily

  3. clap(v. a.)

    applaud (by striking the hands together), cheer

  4. clap(n.)

    blow, knock, slap

  5. clap(n.)

    explosion, burst

  6. clap(n.)

    gonorrhœa, venereal disease

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. clap(n)


PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    gonorrhea, drip, gonorrhoea, applaud

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  1. clap

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How to use clap in a sentence?

  1. Jason Dinant of Las Vegas:

    After two terms in office, clap it up. ... Mr. Obama, you did an amazing job.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    A liar has to hire the bluffers to build the crowd and make them raise slogan and clap loud in the favour of his speech and seeing all this, the duffers join them as his supporters.

  3. Senate President Bukola Saraki:

    It is in times like this, when we are challenged from all sides that we need to develop new relationships and cultivate more friends. No one can clap with one hand and expect to be heard. This is the time when compromise, engagement is the tool necessary for successful collaboration and cooperation.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    When the price should not have increased even by cent and rather it ought to have decreased significantly; first they would instantly make an overnight hike of the price even by five to ten percent and subsequently reduce it by one to two percent and that too very gradually and most surprisingly, even make a big population to clap and cheer of their consideration of the price reduction.

  5. Joe Biden:

    Stand up and clap for Vindman.

Translations for clap

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • صفقArabic
  • аплодирам, пляскам, трясък, ръкопляскане, тряскам, скалъпвам, хлопвам, ръкопляскам, хлопване, пляскане, триперBulgarian
  • aplaudiment, aplaudir, fer mans balletesCatalan, Valencian
  • tleskatCzech
  • zusammenbasteln, Knall, knallen, klatschen, improvisieren, Schlag, Tripper, applaudierenGerman
  • χειροκροτώGreek
  • aplaudirSpanish
  • taputtaa, tippuriFinnish
  • applaudir, chtouille, chaude-pisseFrench
  • מחא כפייםHebrew
  • ताली बजानाHindi
  • tapsolHungarian
  • applaudireItalian
  • 拍手, 手を叩くJapanese
  • چه‌پڵه‌ لێدانKurdish
  • druiper, applaudisseren, klappenDutch
  • dryppertNorwegian
  • klaskać, klaskPolish
  • aplaudir, estouro, palma, bater palmasPortuguese
  • хлопать, рукоплескание, хлопнуть, хлопок, аплодировать, гонореяRussian
  • కరతాళముTelugu
  • şakTurkish

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