Definition of clapperboard in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈklapəbɔːd/


A pair of hinged boards that are struck together at the beginning of filming to synchronize the starting of picture and sound machinery.
Example sentences
  • Each of the winners in the FÍS Film Award receives a commemorative clapperboard, which can be displayed in their school as a mark of their outstanding achievement in film-making.
  • An actor officially launched the mega-budget flick by sounding the clapperboard for the opening shot last week.
  • The clapperboard sounded again, as the director launched the film at a temple at AVM studios on Sunday, cheered by a surging crowd.

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