Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A sound made by the fall or regular beat of a solid on a hard surface, as a horse's hoofs on a pavement. Also repeated, klop-klop.

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Examples

  • Horses 'hoofs went merrily _klop, klop, klop_, and the wheels rumbled a dull undertone.

    The Gray Dawn

  • "Unlike some other municipalities" klop die dorpsraad se boeke "(the town's books are in order)," said Lombard.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • He heard the sound of an ax, though, the slow klop! of kindling being split, and went round to the back.

    A Breath of Snow and Ashes

  • "You behave yourself, or I'll klop you one," he growled as he reached them.

    The Sound of Thunder

  • Now came the klop-klop of a pair of sabots -- then the creak of a heavy key as it turned over twice in the rusty lock, and his faithful Marie cautiously opened the garden door.

    A Village of Vagabonds

  • They were back in a little; indeed, the hoof-beats were very plain all the time, but Helen was white as she dismounted, and her good-bye was very low, and she listened to the klop-to-klop of the hoofs for a long time before she came in.

    The McBrides A Romance of Arran

  • Bryde was on his road for a crack with McGilp and Angus, and the road was swept bare and dry and the night clear as a bell, when there came that fine sound, the clatter and klop of riding-horse.

    The McBrides A Romance of Arran

  • Then a cab klop-klopped over the cobbles below, and the quiet seemed to shake into little pieces.

    The Garden Party, and Other Stories

  • There was a klip-klop of horses 'hoofs in the yard.

    Now It Can Be Told

  • Every now and then we heard, distinctly, the klip-klop of a horse's hoofs, and went off in that direction, only to be baffled by dead silence, with no sign of the animal.

    Now It Can Be Told

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  • klóp, fem., sg. gen.: klopí
    "bench"

    klòp, masc., sg. gen.: klôpa
    "tick"

    February 9, 2009