• WordNet 3.6
    • n handclap a clap of the hands to indicate approval
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In literature:

Cries and shouts and handclappings were heard on all sides.
"The Adventures of Pinocchio" by C. Collodi--Pseudonym of Carlo Lorenzini
Then there were some impatient handclappings.
"The Fifth String, The Conspirators" by John Philip Sousa
Involuntarily we broke into handclapping.
"The Land of Footprints" by Stewart Edward White
She enjoyed every moment of it, every handclap.
"The Lamp of Fate" by Margaret Pedler
There was a great deal more stamping of feet and handclapping, and then gradually the company, gentle and simple, dispersed.
"From Out the Vasty Deep" by Mrs. Belloc Lowndes
Broussard, amid the roar of cheers and shouts and furious handclapping and music, got the mare on her feet.
"Betty at Fort Blizzard" by Molly Elliot Seawell
With it came a confused but ever louder medley of shouts, handclapping, raucous voices, and the higher tones of delighted children.
"The Return of Peter Grimm" by David Belasco
Then there broke forth a great round of handclapping, and during this Jim slipped out.
"Still Jim" by Honoré Willsie Morrow
None of the roars and wild handclappings were for him.
"The Prisoner" by Alice Brown
Then there were some impatient handclappings.
"The Fifth String" by John Philip Sousa

In news:

Initially formed by DJ/production partners Daniel Collás and Sean Marquand, NYC's The Phenomenal Handclap Band expanded to an 8-piece collective during the recording of their self-titled debut in 2009.
Revealing the hidden handclap groove within.
I hear guitars, snares, handclaps and earnest but never edgeless vocals.
We're With the Band: Phenomenal Handclap Band.
" The track is rollicking fun, filled with handclaps and "whoaoh"s alongside a chorus that feels alive and vibrant.
Canadian prog-poppers giddily pull out all the retro-rock stops (cowbell, handclaps, harmonies, hooks galore).

In science:

Fig. 1 Subject (a) is performing ‘boxing’, while subject (b) is performing ‘handclapping’. Their spatial temporal interest point distributions (point clusters) show no clear feature differences.
Dynamic Feature Description in Human Action Recognition