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Synonyms for clapklæp

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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, clap, 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, clap, 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, clap, 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

    clap, acclaim, spat, herald, applaud, hail

  7. clap, spat(verb)

    clap one's hands together

    "The children were clapping to the music"

    acclaim, spat, clap, 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\uE001


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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

gonorrhea, drip, gonorrhoea, applaud

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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