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clapper is pronounced in two syllables
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An example use of clapper in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… slate or clapper to mark each scene Oh …”
meanings of clapper
The chattering damsel of a mill.
A pounding block.
The hinged part of a clapperboard, used to synchronise images and soundtrack, or the clapperboard itself.
An object so suspended inside a bell that it may hit the bell and cause it to ring; a clanger or tongue.
A rabbit burrow.
A clapstick (musical instrument).
A person's tongue, as a source of chatter or nagging.
One who claps; a person who applauds by clapping the hands.
A wooden mechanical device used as a scarecrow; bird-scaring rattle, a wind-rattle or a wind-clapper.
To make a repetitive clapping sound; to clatter.
To ring a bell by pulling a rope attached to the clapper.
Of birds, to repeatedly strike the mandibles together.
clapper frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR
the word clapper occurs in english on average 0.2 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.