The action by which someone or something claps.(noun)
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Use "clapping" in a sentence
"Somehow, that's regarded as parliamentary, but a bit of spontaneous clapping is regarded as a total violation of the spirit of the House."
"There was a loud clapping from the boys who were perched on the rail fence, but some of the girls were crying."
"'Oh, Plummey!' exclaimed Mr. Puffington, as his servant entered, 'I'm deuced unwell -- quite knocked up, in short,' clapping his hand on his forehead, adding, 'I shall not be able to dine downstairs to-day.'"