Definition of handclapping in English:

handclapping

noun

  • See handclap

    • ‘Suddenly, the sound of two dainty hands clapping.’
    • ‘I then distinctly heard a clumping noise just like a hand clapping on a shoulder.’
    • ‘The three musicians began their instruments, playing a cheerful and happy tune that sent the pirates toe tapping and hand clapping.’
    • ‘Once you're using handclapping or stomping, people tend to make an association with folklore, with oral cultures.’
    • ‘This festival is accompanied by singing, dancing, and hand-clapping.’