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Definition 1: the act of hitting vigorously - [noun denoting act]

Samples where rap or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he gave the table a whack

Synonyms for rap in the sense of this definition

(rap is a kind of ...) a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon

"a blow on the head"

Definition 2: a reproach for some lapse or misdeed - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where rap or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he took the blame for it
  • it was a bum rap

Synonyms for rap in the sense of this definition

(rap is a kind of ...) a mild rebuke or criticism

"words of reproach"

Definition 3: voluble conversation - [noun denoting communication]

(rap is a kind of ...) the use of speech for informal exchange of views or ideas or information etc.

(rap is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

Definition 4: 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 - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for rap in the sense of this definition

(rap is a kind of ...) music created by African-American musicians; early forms were songs that had a melodic line and a strong rhythmic beat with repeated choruses

(rap is a kind of ...) any genre of music having wide appeal (but usually only for a short time)

Definition 5: the sound made by a gentle blow - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for rap in the sense of this definition

(rap is a kind of ...) the sudden occurrence of an audible event

"the sound awakened them"

(... is a kind of rap ) a series of rapid tapping sounds

"she missed the pitter-patter of little feet around the house"

Definition 6: a gentle blow - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for rap in the sense of this definition

(rap is a kind of ...) an impact (as from a collision)

"the bump threw him off the bicycle"

Definition 7: talk volubly - [verb of communication]

(rap is a kind of ...) exchange thoughts; talk with

"We often talk business" "Actions talk louder than words"

Definition 8: strike sharply - [verb of contact]

Samples where rap or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • rap him on the knuckles

Synonyms for rap in the sense of this definition

(rap is a kind of ...) deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon

"The teacher struck the child" "the opponent refused to strike" "The boxer struck the attacker dead"

(... is a kind of rap ) rap with the knuckles

"knock on the door"

Definition 9: perform rap music - [verb of creation]

(rap is a kind of ...) give a performance (of something)

"Horowitz is performing at Carnegie Hall tonight" "We performed a popular Gilbert and Sullivan opera"

(rap belongs to category ...) musical activity (singing or whistling etc.)

"his music was his central interest"

Definition 10: make light, repeated taps on a surface - [verb of perception]

Samples where rap or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he was tapping his fingers on the table impatiently

Synonyms for rap in the sense of this definition

(rap is a kind of ...) make a certain noise or sound

"She went `Mmmmm'" "The gun went `bang'"

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