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CLAPPERS

 Dictionary entry overview: What does clappers mean? 

CLAPPERS (noun)
  The noun CLAPPERS has 1 sense:

1. a percussion instrument consisting of a pair of hollow pieces of wood or bone (usually held between the thumb and fingers) that are made to click together (as by Spanish dancers) in rhythm with the dance

  Familiarity information: CLAPPERS used as a noun is very rare.


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CLAPPERS (noun)


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Meaning:

A percussion instrument consisting of a pair of hollow pieces of wood or bone (usually held between the thumb and fingers) that are made to click together (as by Spanish dancers) in rhythm with the dance

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

bones; castanets; clappers; finger cymbals; maraca

Hypernyms ("clappers" is a kind of...):

percussion instrument; percussive instrument (a musical instrument in which the sound is produced by one object striking another)

Domain usage:

plural; plural form (the form of a word that is used to denote more than one)


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