Definition of clapper in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈklapər/


The free-swinging metal piece inside a bell that is made to strike the bell to produce the sound.
Example sentences
  • These aren't actual bells, with actual metal clappers, like the ones I remember from my days in Wisconsin.
  • Before the advent of batteries or electricity bell pushes were always dome shaped and had a clockwork mechanism that activated a clapper, which struck the inside of the dome.
  • Small cast bells that never had a clapper fitted inside were possibly worn to help to ‘announce’ the presence of the wearer.

Words that rhyme with clapper

dapper, flapper, grappa, kappa, knapper, mapper, nappa, napper, rapper, sapper, scrapper, snapper, strapper, tapper, trapper, wrapper, yapper, Zappa

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Syllabification: clap·per

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