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Especially of the firing of a gun or guns: with a repeated series of short abrupt explosive sounds. Also as interjection: representing such sounds.
A repeated series of short abrupt explosive sounds, especially of a gun or guns being fired.
That makes such a series of sounds; popping.
Late 18th century. Reduplication of pop. With use as adverb compare earlier pop.
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