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clop

[klop]
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noun
  1. a sound made by or as if by a horse's hoof striking the ground.
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verb (used without object), clopped, clop·ping.
  1. to make or move with such a sound.
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Origin of clop

First recorded in 1895–1900; imitative
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Examples from the Web for clop

Historical Examples

  • It seemed to shout to Joanna as she came to it clop, clop along the road.

    Joanna Godden

    Sheila Kaye-Smith

  • The creak of saddle leather and the clop clop of her horses hoofs were all the sounds that disturbed the stillness.

  • When the wind stirred the branches a little fire of drops sounded "clop, clop!"

    Pierre and Luce

    Romain Rolland


British Dictionary definitions for clop

clop

verb clops, clopping or clopped
  1. (intr) to make or move along with a sound as of a horse's hooves striking the ground
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noun
  1. a sound of this nature
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Word Origin

C20: of imitative origin
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Word Origin and History for clop

v.

1901, echoic of the sound of boots or hoofs on the ground. Related: Clopped; clopping.

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