claque

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See also: Claque and claqué

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French claquer (to clap one's hands).

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

claque (plural claques)

  1. A group of people hired to attend a performance and to either applaud or boo.
  2. A group of people who pre-arrange among themselves to express strong support for an idea, so as to give the false impression of a wider consensus.
  3. A group of fawning admirers.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From claquer.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

claque f (plural claques)

  1. slap
  2. slap on the cheek
  3. (Quebec) overshoe
  4. (sports) thrashing; thumping (heavy defeat)

claque m (plural claques)

  1. (slang) gambling den
  2. (slang) whorehouse, brothel

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Descendants[edit]

  • Italian: claque
  • Spanish: claque

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French claque.

Noun[edit]

claque f (invariable)

  1. claque

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Further reading[edit]

  • claque in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French claque.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

claque f (plural claques)

  1. claque

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