Synonyms of flap


1. flap, covering

usage: any broad thin and limber covering attached at one edge; hangs loose or projects freely; "he wrote on the flap of the envelope"

2. dither, pother, fuss, tizzy, flap, agitation

usage: an excited state of agitation; "he was in a dither"; "there was a terrible flap about the theft"

3. flap, flapping, flutter, fluttering, wave, undulation

usage: the motion made by flapping up and down

4. flap, animal tissue

usage: a movable piece of tissue partly connected to the body

5. flap, flaps, airfoil, aerofoil, control surface, surface

usage: a movable airfoil that is part of an aircraft wing; used to increase lift or drag


1. roll, undulate, flap, wave, move

usage: move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion; "The curtains undulated"; "the waves rolled towards the beach"

2. flap, beat, pound, thump

usage: move noisily; "flags flapped in the strong wind"

3. beat, flap, move, displace

usage: move with a thrashing motion; "The bird flapped its wings"; "The eagle beat its wings and soared high into the sky"

4. beat, flap, move

usage: move with a flapping motion; "The bird's wings were flapping"

5. dither, flap, pother, fuss, niggle, fret

usage: make a fuss; be agitated

6. flap, pronounce, articulate, enounce, sound out, enunciate, say

usage: pronounce with a flap, of alveolar sounds

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Definition and meaning of flap (Dictionary)