In the clip, an 18,000-seat arena in Miami is full of people on their feet, pumping fists, clapping, waving, even dancing.
“Abu Hamzeh, God protect you,” the crowd shouted, clapping and chanting his teknonym as he waved his hands above his head.
I always tried to get into the spirit of things with dancing, clapping, and singing out in the pews.
In Benghazi itself, men hang off a seafront wall, clapping and singing boisterously out of tune.
But when the clapping stopped, almost everyone in the auditorium remained standing, transfixed by Lana in particular.
He started back, clapping his hand to the breast of his laced coat.
The sails had fallen off and they were flapping and thumping and clapping in the wind.
Then she laughed on a sudden, and, clapping her hands together, turned on me with a swift gesture like that of a pleased child.
He was clapping his hands silently and laughing quietly, but still he was laughing.
To this he affixed a cap and fuse, and clapping on his tamp of clay, lit the fuse, and ran into the tunnel.
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.