clippety clop

clippety-clop

[klip-i-tee-klop]
noun
the sound struck by the hoofs of a horse trotting on pavement, or any staccato, rhythmic sound resembling it.
Also, clip-clop.


Origin:
1925–30; imitative

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clippety-clop

noun
the sound of a horse's hoofs hitting on a hard surface [syn: clip-clop
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