verb (used with object), rapped, rap·ping.
verb (used without object), rapped, rap·ping.
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Idioms for rap
Origin of rap1
Words nearby rap
Definition for rap (2 of 3)
Origin of rap2
Definition for rap (3 of 3)
verb (used with object), rapped or rapt, rap·ping.Archaic.
Origin of rap3
Example sentences from the Web for rap
A marriage of the popular sound in rap with the romance Shakka himself wrote, this song is just in time for Valentine’s Day, and should be a proper introduction to this future king of the genre.Soulection’s Joe Kay Presents ‘A Beginner’s Guide To Future Sounds’|Brande Victorian|February 5, 2021|Essence.com
In later video trailers, the animated characters are seen singing, rapping and dancing alongside the real-life beings.
Salt-N-Pepa, one of the top-selling music groups of all time and the first female rap group to go Platinum, helped define a generation.Actresses GG Townson And Laila Odom On What It Took To Become Salt-N-Pepa|Brande Victorian|January 22, 2021|Essence.com
An architect of the West Coast rap scene, his 1992 debut solo album, “The Chronic,” is considered one of the most important and influential albums of the era.Dr. Dre says he’s ‘doing great’ at the hospital after suffering a reported brain aneurysm|Timothy Bella|January 6, 2021|Washington Post
In recent years, the rap community has experienced this firsthand.After the untimely deaths of young rappers, fans are determined to continue their legacy|Ilana Kaplan|December 4, 2020|Washington Post
Pitchfork called him a “a rap-obsessed misfit from a summer camp who freestyles poorly” who is “ridiculous without knowing it.”The Cult of Yung Lean: ‘I’m Building An Anarchistic Society From the Ground Up’|Marlow Stern|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
“Poor Steve Scalise is getting a bad rap,” Knight, a long-time aide to former KKK leader David Duke, told The Daily Beast.
And there are those who still have misgivings about exactly what “Christian rap” means.Down With the King: Christianity Isn’t Hiding in Rap’s Closet|Stereo Williams|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Communist Party of China gets a bad rap for cracking down on religion.The Buddhist Business of Poaching Animals for Good Karma|Brendon Hong|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They joined forces to form the rap supergroup Run the Jewels.The 10 Best Albums of 2014: Taylor Swift, Sia, Run the Jewels, and More|Marlow Stern|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was in the midst of his reflections when there came a rap at his door, which the next moment was flung open.Confidence|Henry James
"All they can rap and run for" is the more frequent colloquial version of this quaint phrase.
He gave to every syllable the value of a rap and certain words he terminated with an audible snap of his teeth.Dope|Sax Rohmer
Another rap, louder and more importunate, echoed through the large room.The World Before Them|Susanna Moodie
Old Adam wanted two thousand dollars, they say, if he could only get them; but he could not, not a rap.Skipper Worse|Alexander Lange Kielland
British Dictionary definitions for rap (1 of 3)
verb raps, rapping or rapped
- a fast, rhythmic monologue over a prerecorded instrumental track
- (as modifier)rap music
Derived forms of raprapping, noun
Word Origin for rap
British Dictionary definitions for rap (2 of 3)
Word Origin for rap
British Dictionary definitions for rap (3 of 3)
Cultural definitions for rap
A form of pop music characterized by spoken or chanted rhymed lyrics, with a syncopated, repetitive accompaniment. Rap music originated in the second half of the twentieth century in black urban communities. (See also hip-hop.)
Idioms and Phrases with rap
In addition to the idiom beginning with rap
- rap someone's knuckles
- beat the rap
- bum rap
- not give a damn (rap)
- take the rap