1. a sudden very loud noise
2. a common venereal disease caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae; symptoms are painful urination and pain around the urethra
3. a sharp abrupt noise as if two objects hit together; may be repeated
Similar word(s): clack
Sentences with clap as a noun:
- He summoned the waiter with a clap.
- Off in the distance, he heard the clap of thunder.
- His father's affection never went further than a handshake or a clap on the shoulder.
- He wasn't careful; he caught both syphilis and the clap.
1. put quickly or forcibly
- The judge clapped him in jail
2. cause to strike the air in flight
- The big bird clapped its wings
3. clap one's hands or shout after performances to indicate approval
4. clap one's hands together
- The children were clapping to the music
Similar word(s): spat
5. strike the air in flight
- the wings of the birds clapped loudly
6. strike with the flat of the hand; usually in a friendly way, as in encouragement or greeting
7. strike together so as to produce a sharp percussive noise
- clap two boards together
Sentences with clap as a verb:
- The children began to clap in time with the music.
- The audience loudly clapped the actress, who responded with a deep curtsey.
- It isn’t the singers they are clapping; it's the composer.
- He would often clap his teammates on the back for encouragement.
- He clapped the empty glass down on the table.
- She clapped the book shut.
- He clapped across the floor in his boots.
- We should clap together a shelter before nightfall.
- The rival factions clapped up a truce.
- The sheriff clapped him in jail.
- She was the prettiest thing I'd ever clapped eyes on.