(noun, verb)


1. any broad thin and limber covering attached at one edge; hangs loose or projects freely

- he wrote on the flap of the envelope

Definition categories: man–made, covering

2. an excited state of agitation

- there was a terrible flap about the theft

Similar word(s): dither, fuss, pother, tizzy

Definition categories: state, agitation

3. the motion made by flapping up and down

Similar word(s): flapping, flutter, fluttering

Definition categories: event, undulation, wave

4. a movable piece of tissue partly connected to the body

Definition categories: body

5. a movable airfoil that is part of an aircraft wing; used to increase lift or drag

Similar word(s): flaps

Definition categories: man–made, aerofoil, airfoil, surface

Sentences with flap as a noun:

- a flap of a garment;

- The comment caused quite a flap in the newspapers.

- the flap of a sail;


1. move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion

Similar word(s): roll, undulate, wave

Definition categories: motion, move

2. move noisily

- flags flapped in the strong wind

Definition categories: motion, beat, pound, thump

3. move with a thrashing motion

- The bird flapped its wings

Similar word(s): beat

Definition categories: motion, displace, move

4. move with a flapping motion

- The bird's wings were flapping

Similar word(s): beat

Definition categories: motion, move

5. make a fuss; be agitated

Similar word(s): dither, pother

Definition categories: emotion, fret, fuss, niggle

6. pronounce with a flap, of alveolar sounds

Definition categories: communication, articulate, enounce, enunciate, pronounce, say

Sentences with flap as a verb:

- The flag flapped in the breeze.