Definition of Flapping

1. Noun. The motion made by flapping up and down.

Exact synonyms: Flap, Flutter, Fluttering
Generic synonyms: Undulation, Wave
Derivative terms: Flap, Flap, Flap, Flap, Flap, Flap, Flap, Flap, Flutter



Definition of Flapping

1. Adjective. That flaps or flap. ¹

2. Noun. An instance where one flaps. ¹

3. Noun. (phonology) A phonological process found in many dialects of English, especially American English and Canadian English, by which intervocalic (IPAchar /t/) and (IPAchar /d/) surface as the alveolar flap (IPAchar /?/) before an unstressed syllable, so that words such as "metal" and "medal" are pronounced similarly or identically. ¹

4. Verb. (present participle of flap) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Flapping

1. flap [v] - See also: flap

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Flapping

flapless
flapless amputation
flappable
flapped
flapper
flapperesque
flappergast
flappergasted
flappergasting
flappergasts
flappers
flappet
flappets
flappier
flappiest
flapping (current term)
flapping tremor
flappingly
flappings
flappity
flappy
flaps
flapt
flare
flare-up
flare-ups
flare angel
flare gun
flare out

Literary usage of Flapping

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1. Journal by Helicopter Association of Great Britain (1894)
"Effective pitch is the sum of geometric pitch and the first harmonic of flapping, which sum, in conjunction with a given slip stream velocity, ..."

2. Aeroplanes by James Slough Zerbe (1915)
"How BIRDS POISE WITH flapping WINGS.—This is shown in Fig. 10, in which eight successive positions of the wing are shown, and wherein four of the position, ..."

3. The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ...by James Boswell by James Boswell (1791)
"... that men of curious enquiry might fee in it fuch modes of life as very few could even imagine. He in particular recommended to us to explore flapping, ..."

4. Alaska by Edward Henry Harriman, Clinton Hart Merriam (1901)
"At all hours of the night and day one could hear this impatient flapping of the frightened murres. The bird is a species of diver, nearly as large as a ..."

5. The Popular Science Monthly by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1885)
"... kept motionless for some minutes ; but the rudder soon proved to be insufficient to keep the direction constant, flapping like a sail, and at times Fio. ..."

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