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claque

noun \ˈklak\

Definition of CLAQUE

1
:  a group hired to applaud at a performance
2
:  a group of sycophants

Origin of CLAQUE

French, from claquer to clap, of imitative origin
First Known Use: 1848

Other Performing Arts Terms

diva, dramaturgy, loge, prestidigitation, proscenium, supernumerary, zany

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