flapping

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

flapping (not comparable)

  1. that flaps or flap
    flapping sails

NounEdit

flapping (countable and uncountable, plural flappings)

  1. An instance where one flaps.
  2. (phonology) A phonological process found in many dialects of English, especially American English and Canadian English, by which intervocalic /t/ and /d/ surface as the alveolar flap /ɾ/ before an unstressed syllable, so that words such as "metal" and "medal" are pronounced similarly or identically.
  3. (computing, telecommunications) The situation where a resource, a network destination, etc., is advertised as being available and then unavailable (or available by different routes) in rapid succession.

VerbEdit

flapping

  1. present participle of flap

See alsoEdit