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applaud

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to express approval, especially by clapping

to make a sudden sharp, explosive noise

to strike, set down, or close in such a way as to make a loud noise

a sudden sharp, explosive noise

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a sudden very loud noise

a sharp abrupt noise as if two objects hit together

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put quickly or forcibly

cause to strike the air in flight

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clap one's hands or shout after performances to indicate approval

clap one's hands together

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strike the air in flight

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strike with the flat of the hand

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strike together so as to produce a sharp percussive noise

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References in classic literature ?
The ladies-in-waiting danced and clapped their hands.
First stepped forward several pairs of men armed with the quarter-staff, the widow's sons among them, and so skilfully did they thrust and parry and beat down guards, that the Sheriff, who loved a good game as well as any man, clapped his hands, forgetting where he was, and shouted, "Well struck
So saying, he clapped his bugle to his mouth and winded three merry notes, and presently up the path came leaping fivescore good stout yeomen with Little John at their head.
First, several couples stood forth at quarterstaff, and so shrewd were they at the game, and so quickly did they give stroke and parry, that the Sheriff, who loved to watch all lusty sports of the kind, clapped his hands, forgetting where he was, and crying aloud, "Well struck
When it was ended, the people clapped their hands and the animals clapped their paws, while Billina cackled and the Donkey King brayed approval.
She sat with her mother, and just like now she clapped her hands.
They shouted, they clapped, they stamped on the floor of the hall.
The Emperor had them brought into a large hall, where the Princess was playing at "Visiting," with the ladies of the court; and when she saw the caskets with the presents, she clapped her hands for joy.
They knew perfectly well what was cooking at every fire throughout the city, from the chamberlain's to the cobbler's; the court-ladies danced and clapped their hands.
Filled with pity at the sight of the poor little fellow being knocked helplessly about by the wind, she clapped her hands sharply together three times.
Before he got his feet, I had clapped a pistol to his back, and might have shot him, too; only at the touch of him (and him alive) my whole flesh misgave me, and I could no more pull the trigger than I could have flown.
There was no talk of missing, any more than there was time to aim; I clapped the muzzle to the very place and fired.
I could hardly believe that so great a good fortune could have befallen me, but when I became assured that my enemy had indeed fled, I clapped my hands for joy and ran down to Clerval.
I was unable to remain for a single instant in the same place; I jumped over the chairs, clapped my hands, and laughed aloud.
The Marchioness jumped up quickly and clapped her hands.