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1. clap

noun. ['ˈklæp'] a sudden very loud noise.

Synonyms

  • noise
  • eruption
  • water hammer
  • bang
  • blast

Antonyms

  • criticize
  • disapproval
  • unsatisfactory
  • closing

Etymology

  • clæppan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Clap

  • entrap
  • unwrap
  • strap
  • scrap
  • recap
  • trappe
  • trapp
  • trap
  • stapp
  • snapp
  • snap
  • slap
  • schnapp
  • krapp
  • klapp
  • giap
  • frap
  • flap
  • crap
  • zapp
  • zap
  • yapp
  • yap
  • wrap
  • tappe
  • tapp
  • tap
  • shapp
  • shap
  • schapp

Sentences with clap


1. Noun, singular or mass
Students sit in a circle and clap slowly together.

2. Verb, base form
They can use their hands to clap out the syllables in their first and last name.

3. Adjective
Give your push-ups an intensity boost by trying a plyometric version, for example, clap push-ups.

Quotes about clap


1. I am Clap Man. It’s a reverse super power, because instead of me doing the heavy lifting, I just applaud and encourage and others do all the work.
- Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

2. It’s impossible for me to applaud your successes when my hands are too busy patting myself on the back. But if I clap for you, and you pat my back, we can both feel like winners.
- Jarod Kintz, So many chairs, and no time to sit

3. Last time I had sex I was so good I got a standing ovation. Well, actually, I just got the clap.
- Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

2. clap

verb. ['ˈklæp'] put quickly or forcibly.

Synonyms

  • place
  • pose
  • lay
  • put
  • position

Antonyms

  • depressurize
  • desynchronize
  • blur
  • desynchronise

Etymology

  • clæppan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. clap

verb. ['ˈklæp'] clap one's hands together.

Synonyms

  • motion
  • spat
  • gesture

Antonyms

  • inactivity
  • inactiveness
  • inaction
  • stay in place

Etymology

  • clæppan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. clap

verb. ['ˈklæp'] clap one's hands or shout after performances to indicate approval.

Synonyms

  • gesticulate
  • acclaim
  • approve
  • okay
  • motion
  • spat
  • O.K.
  • sanction
  • gesture
  • bravo

Antonyms

  • disapprove
  • open
  • undershoot
  • praise

Etymology

  • clæppan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. clap

verb. ['ˈklæp'] cause to strike the air in flight.

Synonyms

  • beat

Antonyms

  • unsettled
  • unready

Etymology

  • clæppan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. clap

noun. ['ˈklæp'] a sharp abrupt noise as if two objects hit together; may be repeated.

Synonyms

  • noise

Antonyms

  • retreat
  • moving

Etymology

  • clæppan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. clap

noun. ['ˈklæp'] a common venereal disease caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae; symptoms are painful urination and pain around the urethra.

Synonyms

  • VD
  • Venus's curse
  • STD
  • social disease
  • dose
  • sexually transmitted disease
  • venereal disease
  • Cupid's disease
  • gonorrhea
  • Cupid's itch
  • venereal infection

Antonyms

  • nonmoving
  • miss
  • detach
  • regularity

Etymology

  • clæppan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. clap

verb. ['ˈklæp'] strike together so as to produce a sharp percussive noise.

Antonyms

  • deglycerolize

Etymology

  • clæppan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. clap

verb. ['ˈklæp'] strike with the flat of the hand; usually in a friendly way, as in encouragement or greeting.

Antonyms

  • depressurise

Etymology

  • clæppan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. clap

verb. ['ˈklæp'] strike the air in flight.

Synonyms

  • beat

Antonyms

  • summerize
  • ascend

Etymology

  • clæppan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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