: the sound made by or as if by a horse walking on a hard surface
clip-clop intransitive verb

Examples of clip-clop in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In fact, on early summer mornings, you’ll be awakened by the clip-clop of prized thoroughbred hooves making their way out to their morning workouts. Laura Ratliff, Condé Nast Traveler, 6 June 2024 Even in the center of Gaza City, hundreds of carts add a 19th-century clip-clop to the chaotic traffic. Steve Hendrix, Washington Post, 6 Oct. 2023 Alpine Carriage Company and Pegasus Horse-Drawn Carriages take sightseers through town with the clip-clop soundtrack of horses hooves. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 15 Sep. 2023

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Word History



First Known Use

1884, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of clip-clop was in 1884

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“Clip-clop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/clip-clop. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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