from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A member of the claque.
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- noun One of the claque employed to applaud at a theater.
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- noun One of the
claqueemployed to applaudat a theatre.
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He detested three things: a Jesuit, a gendarme, and a claqueur at a theatre.
Nature had cast this mild-eyed individual for the part of accompanyist in the comedy we call life; a _rôle_ he sometimes varied as now, with the office of _claqueur_, when an uncommonly clever proof of madame's talent for business drew from him this noiseless tribute of applause.
In and out of Three Normady Inns Anna Bowman Dodd
The _chatouilleur_, or tickler, a variety of the genus _claqueur_, is in vogue chiefly at the smaller theatres.
He stands upon a lower grade of the social step-ladder than the _claqueur_; very unjustly, as it appears to us, his scope for the display of original genius being decidedly larger.
Brunet's tongue was little relished by the imperial _charlatan, -- le claqueur de la Grand Armée_, as he has been called.
No _claqueur_ ever remembered to have heard the like before.
But in any case there will appear in Leipzig as a claqueur
Letters Liszt, Franz 1893
Opéra Comique, I often obtained admission to that house as a _claqueur_.
My Days of Adventure The Fall of France, 1870-71 Ernest Alfred Vizetelly 1887
Navarrot, the ministerial claqueur, was already applauding
His Excellency the Minister Jules Claretie 1876
IDAMORE, nick-name of Chardin junior while he was _claqueur_ in a theatre on the Boulevard du Temple, Paris.
Repertory of the Comedie Humaine Part 1 Anatole Cerfberr 1865