claqueur

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French claqueur.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /klɑːˈkɜː(ɹ)/, /klæˈkɜː(ɹ)/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

claqueur (plural claqueurs)

  1. One of the claque employed to applaud at a theatre.
    • 1853, Edward Bulwer-Lytton, chapter XXI, in My Novel[1]:
      “Many a clever fellow fails through life, because the silly fellows, whom half a word well spoken could make his claqueurs, turn him into ridicule. Whatever you are, avoid the fault of most reading men: in a word, don’t be a prig!”
    • 1930 February 23, “Theatre Claqueurs in Vienna Form Union”, in The New York Times[2], ISSN 0362-4331:
      One hundred and fifty “iron-handed” Vienna theatre claqueurs today formed a trade union, probably the first of its kind in the world. [] The most popular singers have been obliged to give free tickets and even to donate cash, lest the claque retaliate by frantic applause at the wrong moment.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for “claqueur” in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)


French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

claquer (to clap) +‎ -eur

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

claqueur m (plural claqueurs, feminine claqueuse)

  1. claqueur

Descendants[edit]

  • English: claqueur
  • German: Claqueur
  • Italian: claqueur
  • Polish: klakier

Further reading[edit]


Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French claqueur.

Noun[edit]

claqueur m (invariable)

  1. a member of a claque