Definition of handclap in English:

handclap

Line breaks: hand|clap
Pronunciation: /ˈhan(d)klap
 
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noun

  • A clap of the hands: the switch is sensitive enough to be activated by a handclap
    More example sentences
    • Snares turn into handclaps, drums fall in and out of the mix, the beat sounds like it's running backwards - to which Jackson responds by singing wordless falsetto over the top.
    • The sixth track features very spare handclaps and single, fingerpicked guitar tones in what seems like a take on traditional Japanese court music.
    • The single Time of My Life encapsulates their bluff blokeyness: handclaps, chants and a thank you to their mate Mr Budweiser.

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handclapping

noun
More example sentences
  • Suddenly, the sound of two dainty hands clapping.
  • I then distinctly heard a clumping noise just like a hand clapping on a shoulder.
  • Once you're using handclapping or stomping, people tend to make an association with folklore, with oral cultures.

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