In Benghazi itself, men hang off a seafront wall, clapping and singing boisterously out of tune.
In the clip, an 18,000-seat arena in Miami is full of people on their feet, pumping fists, clapping, waving, even dancing.
A reporter for the German Financial Times kept standing up and clapping.
“Abu Hamzeh, God protect you,” the crowd shouted, clapping and chanting his teknonym as he waved his hands above his head.
So instead of clapping, if people liked a performance they were supposed to snap their fingers.
He started back, clapping his hand to the breast of his laced coat.
At last she rushed out of the house weeping and clapping her hands.
Then she laughed on a sudden, and, clapping her hands together, turned on me with a swift gesture like that of a pleased child.
"Don't alarm yourself," said Wendy, clapping her on the shoulder.
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.