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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. (used with a sing. or pl. v.) a bugle signal sounded in a camp or military post at night as an order to extinguish all lights.

    Category: Military

Origin of taps:

1815–25, Amer.; prob. tap(too), var. of tattoo1+ -s3

Princeton's WordNet

  1. taps, lights-out(noun)

    (military) signal to turn the lights out


  1. taps(Noun)

    A particular song played at the end of the day, and at military funerals.


  1. Taps

    "Taps" is a musical piece sounded at dusk, and at funerals, particularly by the U.S. military. It is sounded during flag ceremonies and funerals, generally on bugle or trumpet, and often at Boy Scout, Girl Scout and Girl Guide meetings and camps. The tune is also sometimes known as "Butterfield's Lullaby", or by the first line of the lyric, "Day is Done".

Anagrams of taps

  1. stap

  2. spat

  3. pats

  4. APTS

  5. past

Translations for taps

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


an act of clapping

They gave the performer a clap; He gave me a clap on the back.

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