January 30, 2015 - Word of the Day
People clap when they want to show their approval or pleasure in a performance or a celebration. People also clap when keeping time with music.
- He's clapping.
- The audience is clapping. (audience = a group of people who watch a peformance)
- The audience clapped at the end of the performance.
- Following the lecture, the students clapped for the professor.
- When the group took the stage, the concertgoers clapped and whistled. (Whistling during a peformance or a game is okay in the U.S.)
- The audience clapped in rhythm with the music.
- The audience held its applause until the very last note was played, and then they gave a standing ovation to the performers with loud clapping and cheering. (applause = clapping)
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