tapotement

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tapotement massage in which the body is tapped rhythmically with the fingers or with short rapid movements of the sides of the hand; used to loosen mucus on the chest walls of patients with bronchitis
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tapotement In medicine, percussion, especially as a part of treatment by massage.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Tapotement percussion
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. tæppe, seen in tæppere, one who taps casks; Dut. tap, Ger. zapfen, a tap.