Definition of rap


  • a reproach for some lapse or misdeed; "he took the blame for it", "it was a bum rap". Synonyms: blame.
  • a gentle blow. Synonyms: strike, tap.
  • the sound made by a gentle blow. Synonyms: pat, tap.
  • voluble conversation.
  • genre of African-American music of the 1980s and 1990s in which rhyming lyrics are chanted to a musical accompaniment; several forms of rap have emerged. Synonyms: hip-hop, rap music.
  • the act of hitting vigorously; "he gave the table a whack". Synonyms: belt, knock, whack, whang.


  • strike sharply; "rap him on the knuckles". Synonyms: knap.
  • make light, repeated taps on a surface; "he was tapping his fingers on the table impatiently". Synonyms: knock, pink, tap.
  • perform rap music.
  • talk volubly.

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Scrabble and Words With Friends points

  • rap is a valid Scrabble US word, worth 5 points
  • rap is a valid Scrabble UK word, worth 5 points
  • rap is a valid Words With Friends word, worth 6 points
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