a group of persons hired to applaud an act or performer.
a group of sycophants: The agency head was applauded, as always, by a claque of appointees.
- claque , clique
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How to use claque in a sentence
In contrast, the clerisy has little needed for the basically educated, but only an approving claque and faithful servants.The Last Patrician: Romney Falls From Favor as America Loses Faith in Old Money | Joel Kotkin | January 23, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
To save the banking system, Greenspan, along with a claque of Republicans like Lindsey Graham, now endorses nationalization.
When Madame la Marchale has finished her run, will the claque be re-admitted to start a new piece?
The dbutante was received politely but cordially—an indication that there was not a strong claque, which was a relief.The Mapleson Memoirs, vol II | James H. Mapleson
Patti is not one of them—who carry with them on their foreign tours a chef de claque as a member of their ordinary suite.The Mapleson Memoirs, vol II | James H. Mapleson
British Dictionary definitions for claque
a group of people hired to applaud
a group of fawning admirers
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