Definition of "rap" []

  • To hit sharply and swiftly; strike: rapped the table with his fist. (verb-transitive)
  • To utter sharply: rap out a complaint. (verb-transitive)
  • To criticize or blame. (verb-transitive)
  • To strike a quick light blow: rapped on the door. (verb-intransitive)
  • A quick light blow or knock. (noun)
  • To strike (a fist, stick, etc) against (something) with a sharp quick blow; knock (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To make a sharp loud sound, esp by knocking (verb)
  • To rebuke or criticize sharply (verb)
  • To put (forth) in sharp rapid speech; utter in an abrupt fashion (verb)
  • To talk, esp volubly (verb)
  • To perform a rhythmic monologue with a musical backing (verb)
  • A sharp quick blow or the sound produced by such a blow (noun)
  • A sharp rebuke or criticism (noun)
  • Voluble talk; chatter (noun)
  • A fast, rhythmic monologue over a prerecorded instrumental track (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • A legal charge or case (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "rap" in a sentence
  • "*Puts top bak on and raps wif ducktaip, rap rap rap rap*"
  • "Then the _contrabandista_ turned and walked sharply across the cavern-like chamber to overtake his men, and as he disappeared, distant but sharp and echoing _rap, rap, rap_, came the reports of firearms, and Punch looked sharply at his companion."
  • "_Rap, rap, rap_, came now at the door, and a voice with a decided French accent, a voice that sounded familiar to me, said:"