Noun(1) any broad thin and limber covering attached at one edge; hangs loose or projects freely(2) an excited state of agitation(3) the motion made by flapping up and down(4) a movable piece of tissue partly connected to the body(5) a movable airfoil that is part of an aircraft wing; used to increase lift or drag
Verb(1) move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion(2) move noisily(3) move with a thrashing motion(4) move with a flapping motion(5) make a fuss; be agitated(6) pronounce with a flap, of alveolar sounds
(1) These tiny birds can flap their wings up to 70 times per second.(2) In birds, the nestlings vocalize, stretch their bodies, flap their wings, and jockey for favorable feeding positions in the nest.(3) Size isn't important, or so the saying goes├ö├ç┬¬ but abseilers might think differently after a banner left them, and Rochdale Council, in a flap .(4) They are all instant communications that are far less bother than putting pen to paper, finding an envelope, licking the flap , sticking on a stamp and popping it in a post box.(5) A stork had bird watchers in a flap when it flew away from a stately home.(6) A lovesick swan in search of his mate got in a flap when he crash-landed on to railway lines in the centre of York.(7) To maintain secrecy, the return ballot paper envelope had a detachable flap on which the voter filled in their details.(8) This was a narrow oblong table with a single broad hinged flap .(9) I pick up my book bag, a black and red mailman style bag, the front flap completely covered in band pins and buttons.(10) I sheltered behind bales of browned heather, the only place where I could re-fold my map without getting in a flap .(11) hear the coo of the dove, the flap of its wings(12) he pushed through the tent flap(13) Just as I was about to stand up, I felt a faint gust of wind on the nape of my neck and the accompanying sound of a leathery flap was barely audible.(14) She shoved the supplies at him and pointed at the tent flap .(15) My neighbour Virginia recently arrived at my house in a flap , having just had lunch in a restaurant and drunk two glasses of wine.(16) Now, I know Mother well, I know her tendency to get into a flap ; I should have expected something.