Definition of clop in English:

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clop

Pronunciation: /kläp/

noun

[in singular]
A sound or series of sounds made by a horse’s hooves on a hard surface.
Example sentences
  • Beside him he could hear the thundering clop of Chubb's hooves; the rumbling roar of the buggy to his rear.
  • Hoof beats sounded up ahead and the two recognized the heavy clop of unicorn hooves.
  • The clop of their hooves and the jingle of the harness was rhythmic, almost soothing.

verb (clops, clopping, clopped)

[no object]
(Of a horse) move with a clop: the animal clopped on at a steady pace
More example sentences
  • Another train of sighing, blowing horses came clopping up towards us, laden with empty US Mail boxes.
  • His horse clopped wildly away from him, but he was no longer moving with it.
  • Then they heard horse feet clopping on pavement.

Origin

Mid 19th century: imitative.

Words that rhyme with clop

atop, bop, chop, cop, crop, dop, drop, Dunlop, estop, flop, fop, glop, hop, intercrop, knop, kop, lop, mop, op, plop, pop, prop, screw-top, shop, slop, sop, stop, strop, swap, tiptop, top, underprop, whop

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Syllabification: clop

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