\ ə-ˈflap How to pronounce aflap (audio) \

Definition of aflap

: flapping a bird with wings aflap … the white marble rotunda of the Council of Lords sat like a fat iced wedding cake, aflap with pennants bearing the insignias of each noble family.— Toby Bishop, Airs Beneath the Moon, 2007

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First Known Use of aflap

1877, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aflap

a- entry 1 + flap entry 2

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“Aflap.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 17 January 2020.

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