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[klip-klop] /ˈklɪpˌklɒp/
Origin of clip-clop
First recorded in 1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for clip-clop
Historical Examples
  • Suddenly the clip-clop, clip-clop of hoofs caused Duane to raise his head and listen.

  • Through the open window came the jingle, and the "clip-clop" and the hum.

    Diana Tempest, Volume I (of 3)

    Mary Cholmondeley
  • In the distance my ear caught a familiar sound—the clip-clop of horses trotting.

    Pushed and the Return Push George Herbert Fosdike Nichols, (AKA Quex)
  • But it was late in the afternoon when the clip-clop of horses' hoofs rang out over the crater of the ranch.

    Polly and Eleanor Lillian Elizabeth Roy
British Dictionary definitions for clip-clop


the sound made by a horse's hooves
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for clip-clop

sound as of a horse's hooves, 1884, imitative.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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