how to pronounce rapping


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The above transcription of rapping is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association. You can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

rapping is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of rapping in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… we're rapping with toilet paper two …”

meanings of rapping


  1. The sound of a rap or knock.
  2. Musical speech accompanied by a rhythm, most commonly as part of hip-hop music.


  1. Present participle of rap.


  1. Remarkably large; whopping.

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