how to pronounce claptrap


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the above transcription of claptrap 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.

claptrap is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of claptrap in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… load of claptrap by urban elite you …”

meanings of claptrap


  1. Empty verbiage or nonsense.
  2. A device for producing a clapping sound in theaters.
  3. A device or trick to gain applause; a humbug.

claptrap frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word claptrap 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 claptrap 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 claptrap can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to claptrap


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