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flapping Explained

flapping at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


flapping at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[ADJ] (Lack of cohesion): nonadhesive, immiscible, incoherent, detached, loose, baggy, slack, lax, relaxed, flapping, streaming, disheveled, segregated, unconsolidated, uncombined.

Flapping at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Flap \Flap\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Flapped}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Flapping}.] [Prob. of imitative origin; cf. D. flappen, E.
flap, n., flop, flippant, fillip.]
1. To beat with a flap; to strike.

Yet let me flap this bug with gilded wings. --Pope.

2. To move, as something broad and flaplike; as, to flap the
wings; to let fall, as the brim of a hat.

{To flap in the mouth}, to taunt. [Obs.] --W. Cartwright.

flapping at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: any broad thin and limber covering attached at one edge;
hangs loose or projects freely; "he wrote on the flap of
the envelope"
2: an excited state of agitation; "he was in a dither"; "there
was a terrible flap about the theft" [syn: {dither}, {pother},
{fuss}, {tizzy}]
3: the motion made by flapping up and down [syn: {flapping}, {flutter},
4: a movable piece of tissue partly connected to the body
5: a movable airfoil that is part of an aircraft wing; used to
increase lift or drag [syn: {flaps}]
[also: {flapping}, {flapped}]

n : the motion made by flapping up and down [syn: {flap}, {flutter},

v 1: move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion;
"The curtains undulated"; "the waves rolled towards the
beach" [syn: {roll}, {undulate}, {wave}]
2: move noisily; "flags flapped in the strong wind"
3: move with a thrashing motion; "The bird flapped its wings";
"The eagle beat its wings and soared high into the sky"
[syn: {beat}]
4: move with a flapping motion; "The bird's wings were
flapping" [syn: {beat}]
5: make a fuss; be agitated [syn: {dither}, {pother}]
6: pronounce with a flap, of alveolar sounds
[also: {flapping}, {flapped}]

See {flap}

flapping at English (WD) Of Explained:



* Inter: rhymes » æpɪŋ


Inter: en-adj » -
  • That flaps or flap.
    1. : flapping sails


      Inter: en-noun » s|-

  • An instance where one flaps.
  • Inter: phonolog » y A phonological process found in many dialects of English, especially American English and Canadian English, by which intervocalic Inter: IPAchar » /t/ and Inter: IPAchar » /d/ surface as the alveolar flap Inter: IPAchar » /ɾ/ before an unstressed syllable, so that words such as "metal" and "medal" are pronounced similarly or identically.



  • Inter: present participle of » flap

    See also

    * Category: w - :flapping|Wikipedia article on flapping

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    Translation: de » flapping
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