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Definition of clap noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable] an act of clapping the hands; the sound this makes There were plenty of claps and cheers for the young singer.
  2. 2[countable] a sudden loud noise a clap of thunder
  3. 3the clap [uncountable] (informal) a disease of the sexual organs, caught by having sex with an infected person synonym gonorrhea
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