Definition of flap

Scrabble & Words with friends points


  • flap is a valid Scrabble US word with a point value of 9
  • flap is a valid Scrabble UK word with a point value of 9
  • flap is a valid Words with friends word with a point value of 11

Definition of flap


  • the motion made by flapping up and down (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. flapping
    2. flutter
    3. fluttering
  • a movable airfoil that is part of an aircraft wing; used to increase lift or drag (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. flaps
  • move with a flapping motion (verb)

    Examples

    1. The bird's wings were flapping

    Synonyms

    1. beat
  • make a fuss; be agitated (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. dither
    2. pother
  • an excited state of agitation (noun)

    Examples

    1. there was a terrible flap about the theft

    Synonyms

    1. dither
    2. fuss
    3. pother
    4. tizzy
  • move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. roll
    2. undulate
    3. wave
  • move with a thrashing motion (verb)

    Examples

    1. The bird flapped its wings

    Synonyms

    1. beat
  • a movable piece of tissue partly connected to the body (noun)
  • any broad thin and limber covering attached at one edge; hangs loose or projects freely (noun)

    Examples

    1. he wrote on the flap of the envelope
  • move noisily (verb)

    Examples

    1. flags flapped in the strong wind
  • pronounce with a flap, of alveolar sounds (verb)

See definition of flap in Merriam Webster

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