[ UK /flˈæpɪŋ/ ]
[ US /ˈfɫæpɪŋ/ ]
  1. the motion made by flapping up and down
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How To Use flapping In A Sentence

  • African elephant having enormous flapping ears and ivory tusks.
  • Rather than moving forward while flapping their wings up and down like a bird, flies hover while beating their wings back and forth.
  • Caught under by the breeze, the awnings of the fore-deck bellied upwards and collapsed slowly, and above their heavy flapping the gray stuff of Captain Whalley's roomy coat fluttered incessantly around his arms and trunk.
  • Remember that the next time you find yourself enjoying compliments so much they take on the sound of a flapping cape. Christianity Today
  • The throng surrounding them shouted affirming hallelujahs and amens, flapping and singing, rattling their tambourines and bleating their horns.
  • He made a noise of what I took to be assent, muffled as it was by the furious flapping of his frilly pinny over the shrieking smoke alarm.
  • I looked up through the smoke of my cigarette and my eye lodged for a moment upon the burning coals, and that old fancy of the crimson flag flapping from the castle tower came into my mind, and I thought of the cavalcade of red knights riding up the side of the black rock. Monday or Tuesday
  • The fear was put into perspective by one crew member who believed when he heard the flapping of the genoa caused by the halyard coming away that there was a helicopter overhead to rescue us.
  • The flag was flapping about in the wind.
  • The dumb birds swarmed me, flapping their wings like crazy, making clucking sounds, and pecking at my legs.
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