To express approval, especially by clapping
To make a sudden sharp, explosive noise
To strike, set down, or close in such a way as to make a loud noise
A sudden sharp, explosive noise
To strike the palms together
Rita began to clap in appreciation of his performance.
Another deafening clap of thunder brought her hands instinctively to her ears.
A sharp clap of the hands may also produce the effect.
Lightning flashed brilliantly and a clap of thunder followed.