To rap is to knock something against something else with a sharp sound. When you rap your knuckles, you can hear the sound of the knuckles hitting the other object.

  • He rapped his knuckles against the door several times.

  • The door wouldn't open, so he rapped it with his knuckles to see if it would open.

Definition of rapped


To strike something sharply with one's knuckles; knock.


To strike with a quick blow; to knock on.


To free (a pattern) in a mould by light blows on the pattern, so as to facilitate its removal.


To speak (lyrics) in the style of rap music.


To talk casually; to engage in conversation.


To seize and carry off.


To transport out of oneself; to affect with rapture.

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Example Sentences for rapped

  • 1

    She was annoyed by the rap.

  • 2

    The rap in the song is catchy.

  • 3

    What is the purpose of rap

  • 4

    The baby cried due to the rap.

  • 5

    The boys fought due to rap.

  • 6

    They are typically rapped, and are humorous or satiric.

  • 7

    I was mad at him for his rap.

  • 8

    Rap made his skin red.

  • 9

    He's the one that had the solicitation rap.

  • 10

    I just rap the child with a stick.