Definition of Clappers

1. Noun. A percussion instrument consisting of a pair of hollow pieces of wood or bone (usually held between the thumb and fingers) that are made to click together (as by Spanish dancers) in rhythm with the dance.




Definition of Clappers

1. Noun. (plural of clapper) ¹

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Definition of Clappers

1. clapper [n] - See also: clapper

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Clappers

clapometers
clapotage
clapped
clapped out
clapper
clapper board
clapper talk
clapper valve
clapperboard
clapperboards
clapperclaw
clapperclawed
clapperclawing
clapperclaws
clapperless
clappers (current term)
clapping
clappingly
clappings
claps
clapshot
clapt
claptrap
claptraps
claque
claquer
claquers
claques
claqueur
claqueurs

Literary usage of Clappers

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1. Music and Musicians by Albert Lavignac, William Marchant, Henry Edward Krehbiel (1903)
"... (clappers). These were metallic castanets, usually, but sometimes of wood, or even shells, whose clicking together was much appreciated by the Egyptians ..."

2. The Ecclesiastical History of England and Normandy by Ordericus Vitalis, Léopold Delisle, Guizot (François) (1854)
"although no human hands pulled the ropes or swung the clappers, but solely by divine power acting on them from heaven. The holy body of the illustrious ..."

3. A Descriptive Dictionary of British Malaya by Nicholas Belfield Dennys (1894)
"The owners build themselves little houses perched on high poles near the trees, and arrange strings with wooden clappers and other noise- producing ..."

4. Sporting Magazine edited by [Anonymus AC02751662] (1820)
"... If some spiritual Quixote should at- Fair dames and gallant chiefs, ar- We'll turn out fat grey friars* loose To set our clappers going merrily ..."

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