: a sound made by or as if by a hoof or wooden shoe against the pavement
clop intransitive verb

Examples of clop in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Grenadiers and Scots guards marched in two lines, following the rhythmic clop of the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment. Mark Landler, BostonGlobe.com, 14 Sep. 2022 Horses clip-clop languidly across Union Avenue to reach the racetrack, stopping traffic and stealing the hearts of horse enthusiasts who admire their grace and power. New York Times, 27 Aug. 2021 From the stillness in the Cathedral Spires to the hypnotic clop of heavy bison hooves, Custer State Park never disappoints. Web Behrens, chicagotribune.com, 9 Sep. 2021 Schoolgirls park their rickety horse carriages in front of City Hall, ready to give visitors a clip-clop tour of the old town. Rick Steves, chicagotribune.com, 8 July 2021 Horses carrying Mexican American cowboys known as charros clip-clop along a network of park trails. Los Angeles Times, 6 May 2021 Combining two familiar genres — hip-hop meets clip-clop — creates a completely fresh and astonishingly effective synthesis. Kyle Smith, National Review, 27 Apr. 2021 But the music, with strings and harpsichord over a clip-clop beat, defies classification even now. Los Angeles Times, 21 Apr. 2021 On a bus traveling through the Strawberry Mansion neighborhood of North Philadelphia, passengers are jolted out of their reveries by a resounding neigh, followed by the clip-clop of hooves. Paulina Cachero, Time, 2 Apr. 2021 See More

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Word History



First Known Use

1841, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of clop was in 1841

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“Clop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/clop. Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition


: a sound like that of a hoof or wooden shoe against pavement
clop verb

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