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Princeton's WordNet

  1. flap, flapping, flutter, flutteringnoun

    the motion made by flapping up and down

Wiktionary

  1. flappingnoun

    The action of the verb to flap.

  2. flappingnoun

    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 // before an unstressed syllable, so that words such as "metal" and "medal" are pronounced similarly or identically.

  3. flappingverb

    A description of a network interface or device that changes rapidly and repeatedly between online and offline states (compare thrashing).

    That faulty network card appears to be flapping.

  4. flappingadjective

    That flaps or flap.

    flapping sails

Wikipedia

  1. Flapping

    Flapping or tapping, also known as alveolar flapping, intervocalic flapping, or t-voicing, is a phonological process found in many varieties of English, especially North American, Cardiff, Ulster, Australian and New Zealand English, whereby the voiceless alveolar stop consonant phoneme /t/ is pronounced as a voiced alveolar flap [ɾ], a sound produced by briefly tapping the alveolar ridge with the tongue, when placed between vowels. In London English, the flapped [ɾ] is perceived as a casual pronunciation intermediate between the "posh" affricate [tsʰ] and the "rough" glottal stop [ʔ]. In some varieties, /d/, the voiced counterpart of /t/, may also be frequently pronounced as a flap in such positions, making pairs of words like latter and ladder sound similar or identical. In similar positions, the combination /nt/ may be pronounced as a nasalized flap [ɾ̃], making winter sound similar or identical to winner. Flapping of /t/ is sometimes perceived as the replacement of /t/ with /d/; for example, the word butter pronounced with flapping may be heard as "budder".In other dialects of English, such as South African English, Scottish English, some Northern England English (like Scouse), and older varieties of Received Pronunciation, the flap is a variant of /r/ (see Pronunciation of English /r/).

ChatGPT

  1. flapping

    Flapping refers to the motion of something moving up and down or back and forth rapidly and repeatedly. Often associated with wings, flags, or other loose objects, flapping typically involves some degree of flexibility which allows the oscillation to occur. It can also imply uncontrolled or erratic movement.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Flapping

    of Flap

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. flapping

    The agitation of a sail with sheet or tack carried away, or the sudden jerk of the sails in light winds and a heavy swell on.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of flapping in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of flapping in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of flapping in a Sentence

  1. Kevin Chen:

    Through various theoretical, computational and experimental studies, we found that the mechanics of flapping propulsion are actually very similar in air and in water, in both cases, the wing is moving back and forth. The only difference is the speed at which the wing flaps.

  2. Jonathan Houghton:

    When the shark opens its mouth, it's kind of like opening your jacket on a windy day. It inflates out and that cartilage gives it some structure so that its skin isn't just flapping around.

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