rap music


a style of popular music, developed by disc jockeys and urban blacks in the late 1970s, in which an insistent, recurring beat pattern provides the background and counterpoint for rapid, slangy, and often boastful rhyming patter glibly intoned by a vocalist or vocalists.

Nearby words

  1. raoult's law,
  2. rap,
  3. rap full,
  4. rap group,
  5. rap jumping,
  6. rap session,
  7. rap sheet,
  8. rap someone's knuckles,
  9. rapa nui,
  10. rapable

Also called rap.

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