from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A beating together of the palms of the hands to indicate applause, attract attention, or provide a rhythmic accompaniment to music.
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- n. A single clap of the hands
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- n. a clap of the hands to indicate approval
Funnily enough, I had a lot of fun doing the handclap tracks.
I also skanked some handclap samples from the internet.
Nor so delightful, because while a handclap in music is useful for many things, it is almost always a signifier of enthusiasm, of ebullience, of? dare I say it? happiness.
Self-acccompaniment by means of handclap comes from church.
Green, he boos them, attempts to start a slow handclap or throws bottles.
The first track, a playful, handclap and chant fueled bottom-heavy banger, will certainly make it into my own DJ sets; it is one of the more interesting dance floor numbers I've heard in years.
Another handclap-driven number, "Africa Sweat," invites Senegalese vocalist/kora player Ali Boulo Santo in for another killer track.
We have near-instant world-wide communications, travel over thousands of miles in mere hours, pictures of distant galaxies and the moons orbiting distant planets in our own solar system, lights that can be turned on with a handclap, voice activated equipment … the list is seemingly endless.
After the group is seated, at long picnic tables, a handclap sounds and everyone rises for a minute of prayer (the community has no religious affiliation, although a priest comes to say Mass on Sundays).
They are waiting to be carried on the sound of rally chant and rhythmic handclap, the set forms and repetitions.
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