|1.||[ verb ] strike sharply|
"rap him on the knuckles"
|Related terms:||strike knock knock|
|2.||[ noun ] a reproach for some lapse or misdeed|
"he took the blame for it" "it was a bum rap"
|Related terms:||reproach blame|
|3.||[ noun ] (informal) voluble conversation|
|Related terms:||conversation colloquialism|
|4.||[ noun ] the sound made by a gentle blow|
|Related terms:||sound pitter-patter dab tap|
|5.||[ noun ] (music,fine art) 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|
|Related terms:||popular_music african-american_music vocal_music|
|6.||[ verb ] talk volubly|
|7.||[ noun ] a gentle blow|
|Related terms:||bump hit tap|
|8.||[ verb ] (music,performing arts) perform rap music|
|Related terms:||perform music|
|9.||[ verb ] make light, repeated taps on a surface|
|Synonyms:||knock pink tap|
"he was tapping his fingers on the table impatiently"
|Related terms:||go pat tapping knock tap|
|10.||[ noun ] the act of hitting vigorously|
|Synonyms:||belt whack whang knock|
"he gave the table a whack"
|Related terms:||blow knock whang|