Definitions

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  • noun An audience-reaction monitor used to give a visual interpretation of applause; once used on some television game shows.

Etymologies

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clap + -o- +‎ -meter

Examples

  • On the clapometer scale it was somewhere between the closing credits of Countdown and a wet Thursday at Hove cricket ground.

    Radio catchup: The Doctor Who Prom and Cabin Pressure

  • Possibly the only speech ever to apologise simultaneously to a wife and to Accenture, it bore all the marks of modern confessional: breast-beating with one eye on the clapometer, references to therapy and Buddhism, and artful reminders of the brilliant career that led him into exotic temptations unknown to us mediocrities.

    Top stories from Times Online

  • Each week, the response of the studio audience to such future stars as Paul Daniels, Peters and Lee and Roy "Chubby" Brown was gauged using a "clapometer".

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Clegg's victory on the debate clapometer didn't translate into parliamentary seats, the

    The Guardian World News

  • There are two winners, chosen by public acclamation (there's a high-tech clapometer in the hall) and by an online vote.

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  • One consisted of the other world leaders sitting in the UN chamber - and they seemed appreciative, although the clapometer didn't whizz round as far for him as for Japan's incoming Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama as he re-affirmed

    BBC News | News Front Page | World Edition

  • This cynical pro-Israel propaganda masquerading as a plea for humanity may score big on the Spectator/Melanie Philips clapometer, but that doesn’t make it “magnificent” in anybody else’s book.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • Tthere was probably much more we didn’t find and in some ways it was like trying to find hidden treasure, we just wish there was a clapometer or score board that we could judge our success by.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • Tthere was probably much more we didn’t find and in some ways it was like trying to find hidden treasure, we just wish there was a clapometer or score board that we could judge our success by.

    Joining the Digital Promotion Dots

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