Definition of Handclap

1. Noun. A clap of the hands to indicate approval.

Generic synonyms: Applause, Clapping, Hand Clapping



Definition of Handclap

1. Noun. A single clap of the hands ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Handclap

1. a striking together of the palms of the hands [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Handclap

handbrake
handbrake turn
handbraked
handbrakes
handbraking
handbras
handbreadth
handbreadths
handbuild
handbuilt
handcar
handcare
handcars
handcart
handcarts
handclap (current term)
handclapping
handclaps
handclasp
handclasps
handcloth
handcloths
handcolour
handcops
handcraft
handcrafted
handcrafter
handcrafters
handcrafting
handcrafts

Literary usage of Handclap

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1. An Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language ...: To which is by John Jamieson (1880)
"To take to task, S. handclap, «. A moment ; q. as much time as is required for clapping the hands together. In a handclap, in a moment, S. П., ..."

2. Jamieson's Dictionary of the Scottish Language: In which the Words are by John Jamieson, John Johnstone (1867)
"A moment ; q. as much time as is required for dapping the hands together. In a handclap, in a moment, ..."

3. Another Book on the Theatre by George Jean Nathan (1915)
"There was not a handclap from the forty-six. Nor a handclap, a murmur, a sound, for that matter, from any one else. And then it was that I came to wonder if ..."

4. The Science of Musical Sounds by Dayton Clarence Miller (1916)
"The diaphragm is given a single displacement, and upon release is allowed to vibrate freely. This displacement may be produced by the noise of a handclap, ..."

5. The Journal of the Polynesian Society by Polynesian Society (N.Z.) (1906)
"This is a natural association of ideas which we in English compound in the noun “handclap” though not as a verb. It is a compound because it is an ..."

6. The Principles of Sociology by Edward Alsworth Ross (1920)
"The strong man Min-or»d cares only for the handclap of his peers and will not be looking **" tery minute for fear his social image has changed. ..."

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