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1An act or effect occurring after the conclusion of some affair or incident, especially when unexpected or undesirable; an unwelcome consequence or surprise.
2literal A later event that reproduces some of the features of an earlier one; (literal) a second or further clap of thunder.
Middle English; earliest use found in Arthour and Merlin. From after- + clap.
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