In phonetics, a flap or tap is a type of consonantal sound, which is produced with a single contraction of the muscles so that one articulator (such as the tongue) is thrown against another.
Famous quotes containing the word flap:
“Let Sporus trembleWhat? That thing of silk,
Sporus, that mere white curd of asss milk?
Satire or sense, alas, can Sporus feel,
Who breaks a butterfly upon a wheel?
Yet let me flap this bug with gilded wings,
This painted child of dirt, that stinks and stings;
Whose buzz the witty and the fair annoys,
Yet wit neer tastes, and beauty neer enjoys:”
—Alexander Pope (16881744)