AskDefine | Define clapper

Dictionary Definition



1 someone who applauds [syn: applauder]
2 a mobile mass of muscular tissue covered with mucous membrane and located in the oral cavity [syn: tongue, lingua, glossa]
3 metal striker that hangs inside a bell and makes a sound by hitting the side [syn: tongue]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. An object so suspended inside a bell that it may hit the bell and cause it to ring.
  2. A wooden mechanical device used as a scarecrow; bird-scaring rattle, a wind-rattle or a wind-clapper.


the tongue of a bell
  • Hungarian: harangnyelv
  • Hungarian: kereplő, szélkelep

Extensive Definition

A clapper may refer to one of the following:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Klaxon, bell, boiler factory, boiler room, bull-roarer, catcall, cherry bomb, chimes, church bell, clack, clacker, cowbell, cracker, cricket, dinner bell, dinner gong, doorbell, fire bell, firecracker, gong, gong bell, hand bell, horn, jingle bell, noisemaker, passing bell, rattle, rattlebox, sacring bell, sheepbell, siren, sleigh bell, snapper, steam whistle, telephone bell, ticktack, tintinnabulum, tongue, triangle, whistle, whizgig, whizzer
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