1. [ verb ] strike sharply
Synonyms: knap

"rap him on the knuckles"

Related terms: strike knock knock
2. [ noun ] a reproach for some lapse or misdeed
Synonyms: blame

"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
Synonyms: tap pat
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
Synonyms: hip-hop rap_music
Related terms: popular_music african-american_music vocal_music
6. [ verb ] talk volubly
Related terms: talk
7. [ noun ] a gentle blow
Synonyms: strike tap
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
Similar spelling:   Rapp