1. clapping

noun. ['ˈklæpɪŋ'] a demonstration of approval by clapping the hands together.


  • handclap
  • applause
  • commendation
  • hand clapping
  • approval
  • hand
  • standing ovation
  • ovation


  • square
  • angular
  • praise
  • top


  • -ing (English)
  • -ing (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • clap (English)
  • clæppan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Clapping

  • unwrapping
  • strapping
  • scrapping
  • recapping
  • trapping
  • snapping
  • slapping
  • flapping
  • zapping
  • wrapping
  • tapping
  • sapping
  • rapping
  • napping
  • mapping
  • capping

Sentences with clapping

1. Noun, singular or mass
Younger toddlers may need help with clapping, while older toddlers catch on quickly and clap on their own.

2. Verb, gerund or present participle
Encourage your child to come up with her own variations or clapping activities.

Quotes about clapping

1. What are you doing with all those books anyway?"Ron asked. Just trying to decide which ones to take with us,"said Hermione. When we're looking for the Horcruxes."Oh, of course,"said Ron, clapping a hand to his forehead. "I forgot we'll be hunting down Voldemort in a mobile library.
- J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

2. My cabinet was made by hand. My applause is also made by hand, and I stood there clapping the whole time the carpenter was making my cabinet.
- Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

3. As an author, I like self-help, because clapping can be done by myself, for myself. I should buy gloves.
- Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE