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Clapathy

noun; blending
When an audience grows weary of clapping, either at a ceremony or musical performance.
 
Used to describe an audience that has grown tired from a long performance and no longer feels like clapping.
Etymology : “clap-” Middle English clappen, from Old English clæppan to throb; akin to Old High German klaphōn to beat; + “-pathy” from apathy "freedom from suffering," from French apathie, from Latin apathia, from Greek apatheia "freedom from suffering, impassability," from apathes "without feeling," from a- "without" + pathos "emotion, feeling, suffering"
Source : “I felt so bad for that last performer. The audience had clapathy when he got done.” – friend 10/08
Last modified: 4 December 2008


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