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Verb: rap (rapped,rapping)  rap
  1. Strike sharply
    "rap him on the knuckles";
    - knap [archaic]
  2. Make light, repeated taps on a surface
    "he was rapping his fingers on the table impatiently";
    - tap, knock, pink
  3. (music) perform rap music
  4. Talk volubly
Noun: rap  rap
  1. A reproach for some lapse or misdeed
    "it was a bum rap";
    - blame
  2. A gentle blow
    - strike, tap
  3. The sound made by a gentle blow
    - pat, tap
  4. Voluble conversation
  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
    - rap music, hip-hop
  6. The act of hitting vigorously
    "he gave the table a rap";
    - knock, belt [informal], whack [informal], whang [informal]

Sounds like: rancor, rancour, rr, ra

Derived forms: rapped, rapping, raps

Type of: African-American music, black music, blow, bump, conversation, convo [Austral, informal], go, perform, popular music, popular music genre, reproach, sound, speak, strike, talk

Encyclopedia: Rap