Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun rap

6 senses of rap

Sense 1
blame, rap -- (a reproach for some lapse or misdeed; "he took the blame for it"; "it was a bum rap")
       => reproach -- (a mild rebuke or criticism; "words of reproach")

Sense 2
rap, strike, tap -- (a gentle blow)
       => blow, bump -- (an impact (as from a collision); "the bump threw him off the bicycle")

Sense 3
pat, rap, tap -- (the sound made by a gentle blow)
       => sound -- (the sudden occurrence of an audible event; "the sound awakened them")

Sense 4
rap -- (voluble conversation)
       => conversation -- (the use of speech for informal exchange of views or ideas or information etc.)

Sense 5
rap, rap music, hip-hop -- (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)
       => popular music, popular music genre -- (any genre of music having wide appeal (but usually only for a short time))
       => black music, African-American music -- (music created by African-American musicians; early forms were songs that had a melodic line and a strong rhythmic beat with repeated choruses)

Sense 6
knock, belt, rap, whack, whang -- (the act of hitting vigorously; "he gave the table a whack")
       => blow -- (a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon; "a blow on the head")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb rap

4 senses of rap

Sense 1
rap, knap -- (strike sharply; "rap him on the knuckles")
       => strike -- (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")

Sense 2
tap, rap, knock, pink -- (make light, repeated taps on a surface; "he was tapping his fingers on the table impatiently")
       => sound, go -- (make a certain noise or sound; "She went `Mmmmm'"; "The gun went `bang'")

Sense 3
rap -- (perform rap music)
       => perform -- (give a performance (of something); "Horowitz is performing at Carnegie Hall tonight"; "We performed a popular Gilbert and Sullivan opera")

Sense 4
rap -- (talk volubly)
       => talk, speak -- (exchange thoughts; talk with; "We often talk business"; "Actions talk louder than words")

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