how to pronounce clapping


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the above transcription of clapping 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.

clapping is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of clapping in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… uh and not just be another clapping hand …”

meanings of clapping


  1. Present participle of clap.


  1. The action by which someone or something claps.

clapping frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word clapping occurs in english on average 2.8 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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