: a drumbeat of two strokes of which the first is a very quick grace note

Word History


probably imitative

First Known Use

1744, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of flam was in 1744

Dictionary Entries Near flam

Cite this Entry

“Flam.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flam. Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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