Flapping definition

An instance where one flaps.
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(phonology) 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 /ɾ/ before an unstressed syllable, so that words such as "metal" and "medal" are pronounced similarly or identically.
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Present participle of flap.
verb
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That flaps or flap.

Flapping sails.

adjective
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Noun

Singular:
flapping
Plural:
flappings