Definitions

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

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the motion made by flapping up and down

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Examples

  •  An empty carton along one side, in the grass; a label flapping in the wind.

    The Bridge

  • But, seriously, for Obama to deride anyone's experience in anything other than jaw-flapping is ridiculous.

    Palin drills down in policy in high-profile speech

  • But if wing flapping is so important, and if (according to some studies) comb and wattle size isn't, why possess the big comb and wattle at all?

    Archive 2006-06-01

  • Hey folks, we got to get Kenny Boy “Lips” Mehlman out there again flapping his lips at the folks.

    Think Progress » Downed Powerline

  • What life remained on the streets was completely adult: Mr. Erhard holding the lines of the town horses, great rumped and hairy footed, with red ribbon woven through the braided plugs of their tails and little silk Union Jacks flapping from the top of the hames.

    The Day I Spoke for Mr. Lincoln

  • Nothing but a curtain flapping, or a shadder, for the poor dears is sleeping like lambs. '

    An Old-Fashioned Girl

  • I looked up through the smoke of my cigarette and my eye lodged for a moment upon the burning coals, and that old fancy of the crimson flag flapping from the castle tower came into my mind, and I thought of the cavalcade of red knights riding up the side of the black rock.

    Monday or Tuesday

  • An empty tomato can lay on its side, its red label flapping in the breeze.

    Prairie Flowers

  • With some skin flapping and the blood gushing, I realized that a simple Band-Aid wouldn’t suffice.

    Good fortune soup for the New Year | Homesick Texan

  • “Airplane, airplane!” he shouted in Arabic, flapping his arms like a child imitating a bird.

    Day of Honey

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