Definition of claqueur in English:

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Pronunciation: /klaˈkəː/
Pronunciation: /klɑːˈkəː/


A member of a claque.
Example sentences
  • Some claqueurs even developed specialties - such as the rieur, the most expert laugher in a given claque.
  • Before enlisting he had been the chief of a gang of claqueurs, whose business it was to lead the applause, or it might be, the hissing at the theatres of Rome.
  • In the title story, ‘The Lost and Found,’ Dulce Maria O'Riley de Vaca works part time as a claqueur, applauding for a television program called ‘The Lost and Found Show.’


Mid 19th century: French, from claquer 'to clap'.

Words that rhyme with claqueur

alpaca, attacker, backer, clacker, Dhaka, hacker, Hakka, lacquer, maraca, paca, packer, sifaka, slacker, smacker, stacker, tacker, tracker, whacker, yakka

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