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Clack vs. Clap

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Clacknoun

An abrupt, sharp sound, especially one made by two hard objects colliding repetitively; a sound midway between a click and a clunk.

Clapnoun

The act of striking the palms of the hands, or any two surfaces, together.

‘He summoned the waiter with a clap.’;

Clacknoun

Anything that causes a clacking noise, such as the clapper of a mill, or a clack valve.

Clapnoun

The explosive sound of thunder.

Clacknoun

Clatter; prattle.

Clapnoun

Any loud, sudden, explosive sound made by striking hard surfaces together, or resembling such a sound.

‘Off in the distance, he heard the clap of thunder.’;

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Clacknoun

(colloquial) The tongue.

Clapnoun

A slap with the hand, usually in a jovial manner.

‘His father's affection never went further than a handshake or a clap on the shoulder.’;

Clackverb

(intransitive) To make a sudden, sharp noise, or succession of noises; to click.

Clapnoun

A single, sudden act or motion; a stroke; a blow.

Clackverb

(transitive) To cause to make a sudden, sharp noise, or succession of noises; to click.

Clapnoun

(falconry) The nether part of the beak of a hawk.

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Clackverb

To chatter or babble; to utter rapidly without consideration.

Clapnoun

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

Clackverb

(UK) To cut the sheep's mark off (wool), to make the wool weigh less and thus yield less duty.

Clapnoun

Gonorrhea.

Clackverb

To make a sudden, sharp noise, or a succesion of such noises, as by striking an object, or by collision of parts; to rattle; to click.

‘We heard Mr.Hodson's whip clacking on the ahoulders of the poor little wretches.’;

Clapverb

To strike the palms of the hands together, creating a sharp sound.

‘The children began to clap in time with the music.’;

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Clackverb

To utter words rapidly and continually, or with abruptness; to let the tongue run.

Clapverb

To applaud.

‘The audience loudly clapped the actress, who responded with a deep curtsey.’; ‘It isn’t the singers they are clapping; it's the composer.’;

Clackverb

To cause to make a sudden, sharp noise, or succession of noises; to click.

Clapverb

To slap with the hand in a jovial manner.

‘He would often clap his teammates on the back for encouragement.’;

Clackverb

To utter rapidly and inconsiderately.

Clapverb

To bring two surfaces together forcefully, creating a sharp sound.

‘He clapped the empty glass down on the table.’; ‘She clapped the book shut.’; ‘He clapped across the floor in his boots.’;

Clacknoun

A sharp, abrupt noise, or succession of noises, made by striking an object.

Clapverb

To come together suddenly with noise.

Clacknoun

Anything that causes a clacking noise, as the clapper of a mill, or a clack valve.

Clapverb

To create or assemble (something) hastily (usually followed by up or together).

‘We should clap together a shelter before nightfall.’; ‘The rival factions clapped up a truce.’;

Clacknoun

Continual or importunate talk; prattle; prating.

‘Whose chief intent is to vaunt his spiritual clack.’;

Clapverb

To set or put, usually in haste.

‘The sheriff clapped him in jail.’; ‘She was the prettiest thing I'd ever clapped eyes on.’;

Clacknoun

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

Clapverb

To shoot (somebody) with a gun.

Clacknoun

a simple valve with a hinge on one side; allows fluid to flow in only one direction

Clapverb

To strike; to slap; to strike, or strike together, with a quick motion, so, as to make a sharp noise; as, to clap one's hands; a clapping of wings.

‘Then like a bird it sits and sings,And whets and claps its silver wings.’;

Clackverb

make a rattling sound;

‘clattering dishes’;

Clapverb

To thrust, drive, put, or close, in a hasty or abrupt manner; - often followed by to, into, on, or upon.

‘He had just time to get in and clap to the door.’; ‘Clap an extinguisher upon your irony.’;

Clackverb

make a clucking sounds, characteristic of hens

Clapverb

To manifest approbation of, by striking the hands together; to applaud; as, to clap a performance.

Clackverb

speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly

Clapverb

To knock, as at a door.

Clackverb

make a sharp sound or series of sounds as a result of a hard object striking another

‘he heard the sound of her heels clacking across flagstones’; ‘he clacked the bones together’;

Clapverb

To strike the hands together in applause.

‘Their ladies bid them clap.’;

Clackverb

chatter loudly

‘he will sit clacking for hours’;

Clapverb

To come together suddenly with noise.

‘The doors around me clapped.’;

Clacknoun

a sharp sound or series of sounds

‘the clack of her high heels’;

Clapverb

To enter with alacrity and briskness; - with to or into.

Clacknoun

loud chatter

‘her clack would go all day’;

Clapverb

To talk noisily; to chatter loudly.

Clapnoun

A loud noise made by sudden collision; a bang.

Clapnoun

A burst of sound; a sudden explosion.

‘Horrible claps of thunder.’;

Clapnoun

A single, sudden act or motion; a stroke; a blow.

‘What, fifty of my followers at a clap!’;

Clapnoun

A striking of hands to express approbation.

‘Unextrected claps or hisses.’;

Clapnoun

Noisy talk; chatter.

Clapnoun

The nether part of the beak of a hawk.

Clapnoun

Gonorrhea.

Clapnoun

a sudden very loud noise

Clapnoun

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

Clapnoun

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

Clapverb

put quickly or forcibly;

‘The judge clapped him in jail’;

Clapverb

cause to strike the air in flight;

‘The big bird clapped its wings’;

Clapverb

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

Clapverb

clap one's hands together;

‘The children were clapping to the music’;

Clapverb

strike the air in flight;

‘the wings of the birds clapped loudly’;

Clapverb

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

Clapverb

strike together so as to produce a sharp percussive noise;

‘clap two boards together’;

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