\ ˈkläp How to pronounce clop (audio) \

Definition of clop

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

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Other Words from clop

clop intransitive verb

Examples of clop in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The bongos added a clippity-clop feel of the horse. Marc Myers, WSJ, "On the Journey to ‘A Horse With No Name’," 16 July 2018 In the early 1970s, my older sister Pam had a prized pair of Dr. Scholl’s Exercise Sandals, sporting a clippety-clop wooden sole and single buckle strap, features that helped the slip-on become a signature popular item with women. Philip Potempa, Post-Tribune, "Dr. Scholl’s has left a footprint in Northwest Indiana," 23 May 2018 In the shadow of Windsor Castle's fairy-tale turrets, the majestic clip-clop of hooves and a brass band's soaring notes rang out Thursday as throngs alternately cheered, clapped and sighed. Laura King,, "Pomp and pageantry, a few days early: In Windsor, royal regalia goes through its paces," 17 May 2018 Keeping trash off the streets and waterways, attracting more businesses and residents, paving potholes, fixing old water mains, maintaining parks — all more important than preserving the clippety-clop of the city’s past. Dan Rodricks,, "Rodricks: Baltimore's arabbers are struggling to keep the tradition alive. Here's how the city can help.," 10 Apr. 2018 The clip-clop of trotting horses pulling a gilt carriage? Maria Puente, USA TODAY, "Prince Harry and Meghan Markle: Is an engagement imminent?," 27 Sep. 2017 The undertaker called out to his horse and the horse trudged forward, disappearing into the distance, the clip-clop of the horse's hooves like a metronome's ticks on the frozen streets. Skip Hollandsworth, Esquire, "How Police Failed to Find America's First Serial Killer," 5 Apr. 2016 But silence reigned, seldom broken by more than the clop of hooves and the bell’s sad call. Maureen Johnson, The Seattle Times, "AP Was There: Mourners gather for Princess Diana’s funeral," 30 Aug. 2017 Horse-Drawn Street Car Clip-clop along the street on rails up Main Street. Mark Eades, Orange County Register, "A former Disney Imagineer’s guide to Walt Disney World’s Main Street U.S.A.," 28 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of clop

1841, in the meaning defined above

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“Clop.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 22 November 2019.

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\ ˈkläp How to pronounce clop (audio) \

Kids Definition of clop

: a sound like that of a hoof against pavement

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