In my memory I think the teacher, Miss Hoffman, clapped but maybe she didn't.
Guilavogui clapped his empty hands together and went up to the street to fold the newspaper dispensers up by the subway entrance.
They threw rose petals at the stage and clapped their hands loudly in welcome.
Ringo clapped; Yoko flashed peace signs; Steven Tyler tumbled for ya; Beyoncé shimmied; and Katy Perry threw “Roar” punches.
We laughed and whooped and clapped and danced and hugged each other.
She clapped her hands, and her first words were, "Shut the gates."
Then, aghast at what he had said, he clapped his hand over his mouth.
They took me back to Dunedin Jail, and clapped me into the old cell.
It was not a regular "shout," but some of them clapped their hands, and they stamped in time.
He clapped Vyse on the shoulder and turned away, humming a tune.
Old English clæppan "to throb, beat," common West Germanic, echoic (cf. Old Frisian klapa "to beat," Old Norse klappa, Old High German klaphon, German klappen, Old Saxon klapunga). Meaning "to strike or knock" is from c.1300. Meaning "to make a sharp noise" is late 14c. Of hands, to beat them together to get attention or express joy, from late 14c. To clap (someone) on the back is from 1520s. Related: Clapped; clapping.
"loud noise," c.1200, from clap (v.). Of thunder, late 14c. Meaning "sudden blow" is from c.1400; meaning "noise made by slapping the palms of the hands together" is from 1590s.
"gonorrhea," 1580s, of unknown origin, perhaps from Middle English clapper "rabbit-hole," from Old French clapoire (Modern French clapier), originally "rabbit burrow" (of uncertain origin), but given a slang extension to "brothel" and also the name of a disease of some sort. In English originally also a verb, "to infect with clap." Related: Clap-doctor.
Gonorrhea. Often used with the.