Rap Rap, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Rapped} (r[a^]pt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Rapping}.] [Akin to Sw. rappa to strike, rapp stroke, Dan. rap, perhaps of imitative origin.] To strike with a quick, sharp blow; to knock; as, to rap on the door. [1913 Webster]

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  • Rapping — Rap Rap, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Rapped} (r[a^]pt), usually written {Rapt}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Rapping}.] [OE. rapen; akin to LG. & D. rapen to snatch, G. raffen, Sw. rappa; cf. Dan. rappe sig to make haste, and Icel. hrapa to fall, to rush, hurry.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rapping — Rap|ping [ ræpiŋ] das; [s] <aus gleichbed. engl. rapping> das Rappen (Mus.) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • rapping — /rap ing/, n. 1. the act or sound of a person or thing that raps. 2. communication by the sound of taps or knocks, as between medium and spirit during a séance. [1350 1400; ME. See RAP1, ING1] * * * …   Universalium

  • rapping — noun /ˈɹæp.ɪŋ/ action of the verb to rap Syn: knocking, tapping …   Wiktionary

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  • Rapping — Rap|ping 〈[ræ̣p ] n.; Gen.: od. s; Pl.: unz.〉 = Rap …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • rapping — wrapping …   American English homophones

  • rapping — ræp n. rap music, musical genre in which spoken verses and rhymes are set to a rhythmic beat (developed in urban areas during the mid 1970s) n. knock, quick blow; knocking sound; punishment (Slang); response (Slang); conversation (Slang) v.… …   English contemporary dictionary

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