clip-clop

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clip-clop

n
the sound made by a horse's hooves

clip′-clop`



n., v.i. clip-clopped, clip-clop•ping.
clop.
[1880–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.clip-clop - the sound of a horse's hoofs hitting on a hard surface
sound - the sudden occurrence of an audible event; "the sound awakened them"
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The singing, dancing, elaborate costume changes and clip-clopping with coconut shells are taken care of by the cast.
Once upon a time, Little Gruff DJ went clip-clopping to her work, talking on the radio and telly, and was confronted by the first troll.
A horse-drawn wagon was very popular for a trip around the common accompanied by the clip-clopping of the large horses.
But even if that was certainly true it still wasn't hard to imagine how exciting it must have been for villagers in places as remote as Karlyk, Karain and TaE-kynpaE-a to hear those particular donkeys clip-clopping into town bringing news from the outside world in the days before television that are now almost inconceivable to us.
The sound of leather, brass and chains, the clip-clopping of hooves pulling our passenger-laden dray never fails to turn heads and draw big smiles and a cheery wave.
And at it's clip-clopping head is Grange Hill alumnus Todd Carty, on his way back as the king's put upon servant Patsy alongside many of the original cast including comedian Marcus Brigstocke and singer Jodie Prenger.
But, in the jagged city, they still see crouched in the doorway the Irishcapped beggar, blowing melody into his penny whistle for the indifferent throng passing over him - led by the clip-clopping of the high-heeled women in camel coats, who link arms to enter each shop like an invading army.
And more recently, our Irish cob Brodie has been clip-clopping along the sands there, enjoying the cooling breeze and sense of space.
In much the same way as a monocle wearing toff, clip-clopping to the Queen Vic on horseback wouldn't fit in with the EastEnders aesthetic.
From the moment Arthur and Patsy enter the stage, upon their imaginary horses, clip-clopping to the sound of Patsy''s coconuthalves, the audience is in hysterics.
Together with brother Patrick, he runs a Burger King franchise from an office overlooking his yard - "the clip-clopping in the background gives me away the odd time" - so that he can have that rare luxury of successfully mixing business with pleasure.