how to pronounce clapper


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the above transcription of clapper is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

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


  1. The chattering damsel of a mill.
  2. A slapshot.
  3. A pounding block.
  4. The hinged part of a clapperboard, used to synchronise images and soundtrack, or the clapperboard itself.
  5. An object so suspended inside a bell that it may hit the bell and cause it to ring; a clanger or tongue.
  6. A rabbit burrow.
  7. A clapstick (musical instrument).
  8. A person's tongue, as a source of chatter or nagging.
  9. One who claps; a person who applauds by clapping the hands.
  10. A wooden mechanical device used as a scarecrow; bird-scaring rattle, a wind-rattle or a wind-clapper.


  1. To make a repetitive clapping sound; to clatter.
  2. To ring a bell by pulling a rope attached to the clapper.
  3. Of birds, to repeatedly strike the mandibles together.


  1. A surname​.

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.

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