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tapotement

[ tuh-poht-ment ]
/ təˈpoʊt mɛnt /
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noun
the use of various light, quick chopping, slapping, or beating strokes on the body during massage.
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Origin of tapotement

1885–90; <French, equivalent to tapot(er) to tap, drum on, with the fingers or edge of the hand (tap(er) to tap, strike (expressive v. akin to tap1) + -oter frequentative or attenuating suffix) + -ment-ment

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