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Meaning of CLAPPER

Pronunciation:  'klapur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  metal striker that hangs inside a bell and makes a sound by hitting the side
  2. [n]  a mobile mass of muscular tissue covered with mucous membrane and located in the oral cavity
  3. [n]  someone who applauds

CLAPPER is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: applauder, glossa, lingua, tongue, tongue
 See Also: articulator, bell, extoller, gustatory organ, laudator, lauder, mouth, oral cavity, oral fissure, organ, pharynx, rima oris, striker, taste bud, tastebud, throat



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Clap"per\, n.
    1. A person who claps.
    2. That which strikes or claps, as the tongue of a bell, or
       the piece of wood that strikes a mill hopper, etc. See
       Illust. of {Bell}.
    {Clapper rail} (Zo["o]l.), an Americam species of rail
       ({Rallus scepitans}).
  2. \Clap"per\, n. [F. clapier.]
    A rabbit burrow. [Obs.]
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: bell, boiler factory, boiler room, bull-roarer, catcall, cherry bomb, chimes, church bell, clack, clacker, cowbell, cracker, cricket, dinner bell, dinner gong, doorbell, fire bell, firecracker, gong, gong bell, hand bell, horn, jingle bell, Klaxon, noisemaker, passing bell, rattle, rattlebox, sacring bell, sheepbell, siren, sleigh bell, snapper, steam whistle, telephone bell, ticktack, tintinnabulum, tongue, triangle, whistle, whizgig, whizzer