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Definition of "clapping" []

  • Present participle of clap. (verb)
  • 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.'"