how to pronounce clapboard


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clapboard is pronounced in two syllables

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meanings of clapboard


  1. A clapper board; a device used in film production, having hinged boards that are brought together with a clap, used to synchronize picture and sound at the start of each take of a motion picture or other video production.
  2. Such boards, arranged horizontally and overlapping with thick edge down, collectively, as siding.
  3. An oak board of a size used for barrel staves.
  4. A narrow board, usually thicker at one edge than the other, used as siding for houses and similar structures of frame construction.


  1. To cover with clapboards.

clapboard frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word clapboard occurs in english on average 0.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics clapboard can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that clapboard can be often used in the following areas:

1) leisure and entertainment;

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