a reproach for some lapse or misdeed
a gentle blow
the sound made by a gentle blow
genre of African-American music of the 1980s and 1990s in which rhyming lyrics are chanted to a musical accompaniment; several forms of rap have emerged
the act of hitting vigorously
- He got a rap over the knuckles from the teacher for not doing enough work.
- He rapped the government on the knuckles for wasting the public money.
- The chairman rapped on the table for order.
- There is a light rap at the door.