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Meaning & Definition of Rap in English

English

Rap

/ræp/

noun

1. A reproach for some lapse or misdeed

  • "He took the blame for it"
  • "It was a bum rap"
    synonym:
  • blame
  • ,
  • rap

2. A gentle blow

    synonym:
  • rap
  • ,
  • strike
  • ,
  • tap

3. The sound made by a gentle blow

    synonym:
  • pat
  • ,
  • rap
  • ,
  • tap

4. Voluble conversation

    synonym:
  • rap

5. Genre of african-american music of the 1980s and 1990s in which rhyming lyrics are chanted to a musical accompaniment

  • Several forms of rap have emerged
    synonym:
  • rap
  • ,
  • rap music
  • ,
  • hip-hop

6. The act of hitting vigorously

  • "He gave the table a whack"
    synonym:
  • knock
  • ,
  • belt
  • ,
  • rap
  • ,
  • whack
  • ,
  • whang

verb

1. Strike sharply

  • "Rap him on the knuckles"
    synonym:
  • rap
  • ,
  • knap

2. Make light, repeated taps on a surface

  • "He was tapping his fingers on the table impatiently"
    synonym:
  • tap
  • ,
  • rap
  • ,
  • knock
  • ,
  • pink

3. Perform rap music

    synonym:
  • rap

4. Talk volubly

    synonym:
  • rap

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