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taps

noun plural but singular or plural in construction \ˈtaps\

military : a song played on a bugle at military funerals and at night as a signal for soldiers to go to bed

Full Definition of TAPS

:  the last bugle call at night blown as a signal that lights are to be put out; also :  a similar call blown at military funerals and memorial services
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Origin of TAPS

probably alteration of earlier taptoo tattoo — more at tattoo
First Known Use: 1824

Rhymes with TAPS

TAPS Defined for Kids

taps

noun plural \ˈtaps\

Definition of TAPS for Kids

:  the last bugle call at night blown as a signal to put out the lights Hint:Taps can be used as a singular or a plural in writing and speaking.
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