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claqueur

Line breaks: cla¦queur
Pronunciation: /klaˈkəː
 
, klɑː-/

Definition of claqueur in English:

noun

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.’

Origin

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

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