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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [klas-ping, klah-sping]
    • /ˈklæs pɪŋ, ˈklɑ spɪŋ/
    • /klɑːsp/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [klas-ping, klah-sping]
    • /ˈklæs pɪŋ, ˈklɑ spɪŋ/

Definitions of clasping word

  • adjective clasping (of a leaf) partly or wholly surrounding the stem. 1
  • noun clasping a device, usually of metal, for fastening together two or more things or parts of the same thing: a clasp for paper money; a clasp on a necklace. 1
  • noun clasping a firm grasp or grip: a clasp of hands. 1
  • noun clasping a tight embrace: She held the child in a loving clasp. 1
  • noun clasping a small bar or metal design, as a star, for affixing to the ribbon of a military decoration to indicate that the bearer has been awarded the decoration an additional time. 1
  • verb with object clasping to fasten with or as with a clasp. 1

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Origin of clasping

First appearance:

before 1870
One of the 26% newest English words
First recorded in 1870-75; clasp + -ing2

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Clasping


clasping popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 82% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 60% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

clasping usage trend in Literature

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Top questions with clasping

  • what does clasping mean?
  • what does clasping hands mean?

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