clap · verb I or T /klæp/Full view
B1 to hit your hands together, often repeatedly, especially in order to show you enjoyed a performance
Dictionary examples:

The audience clapped and cheered for more.

"When I clap my hands, you must stand still," said the teacher.

Learner example:

Every[thing] was nice till I clapped my hands to call the waiter to [get] the bill. (Preliminary English Test; B1; Italian)

clap · noun /klæp/
a clap of thunder
C2 a sudden, loud sound that is made by thunder
Dictionary example:

We heard a clap of thunder.

Learner example:

Suddenly, I heard a loud clap of thunder. (Certificate of Proficiency in English; C2; Portuguese)

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