Definitions

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  • n. The sound of shoed foot– or hoof-steps on hard ground.
  • v. To make a clip-clop noise.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the sound of a horse's hoofs hitting on a hard surface

Etymologies

Onomatopoeia for two hoofsteps or footfalls in succession. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Including the famous whinny, snort, farting and clip-clop.

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  • It was there on the wide plank floor of the Stables Pub, amidst the clatter of dishes and the clip-clop of heels, that Abby Broady took stock of her life.

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  • The ale of choice in these parts is Wadworth 6X – brewed just down the road in Trowbridge – and on a sunny day you can sit on the wall outside and watch horses from the nearby stables clip-clop past.

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  • The only sounds to be heard in his cavernous showroom-turned-theatre once the French communist party HQ, was the clip-clop of high heels on the PVC catwalk, and the calm, studied voice of the "announcer" who introduced each design by number, together with a detailed description of the silhouette and materials, in French, and then in English.

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  • As he heard the clip-clop of a horse drawing a carriage down the street, Sisko reached for the right-hand knob on the double doors.

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  • He turned to see Brogan emerging from her office and making straight for the incident room, her gait a stiff clip-clop of heels, thunder on her face.

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  • Beyond the tall brick walls, the clip-clop of hooves on the street and the creak of carriage wheels caught my attention.

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  • Outside in the passage we heard the approach of Ahab's familiar measured tread -- clip-clop...clip-clop... clip-clop.

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  • Samar is a dynamic lady - dramatic arm gestures, twinkly eyes, a cigarette-induced gravelly voice you can hear down the hallway along with the clip-clop of her heels on the marble floor.

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  • See, most singers, I think, do this at a kind of clip-clop type of pace, and you slow it down to a ...

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