Definitions

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  • n. A form of massage involving hitting the body with various parts of one's hand.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In medicine, percussion, especially as a part of treatment by massage.

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

  • n. massage in which the body is tapped rhythmically with the fingers or with short rapid movements of the sides of the hand; used to loosen mucus on the chest walls of patients with bronchitis

Etymologies

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From French tapoter ("to drum or tap")

Examples

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  • Priscilla, provisioned for hope, went

    Again for light strokes and tapotement.

    Should charm not procure

    A willing masseur

    Her checkbook might lead to elopement.

    November 25, 2018