English dictionary definition of:

clap


Noun

  • a sudden very loud noise
  • a sharp abrupt noise as if two objects hit together; may be repeated
  • a common venereal disease caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae; symptoms are painful urination and pain around the urethra

Verb

  • clap one's hands together
  • clap one's hands or shout after performances to indicate approval
  • strike together so as to produce a sharp percussive noise
  • strike with the flat of the hand; usually in a friendly way, as in encouragement or greeting
  • put quickly or forcibly
  • strike the air in flight
  • cause to strike the air in flight

Thesaurus

acclaim applaud bam bang blast clack eruption gonorrhea American English spelling gonorrhoea British English spelling spat

Spellzone course content

View spelling list Starter Course: Unit 5: Section 2 and learn about the word clap in the Spellzone English spelling course, Unit Starter course: Initial consonant blends.

Scrabble score for clap


Scrabble score = 8

generated at 11:22:18 on 14-11-19

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