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: a series of taps or their sound
steady tap-tap of typewritersManchester Guardian Weekly


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intransitive verb

: to make a sound of repeated tapping : move with a sound of tapping
her shoes were tap-tapping on the tessellated floorW. G. Hardy
dark plane-tree leaves tap-tapped at the windowJohn Galsworthy

Word History



reduplication of tap entry 5

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“Tap-tap.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tap-tap. Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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