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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Massage in which the body is tapped rhythmically with the fingers or with short rapid movements of the sides of the hand.

Usage examples (6)
  • This is known as tapotement in Swedish massage and is a popular and common massage technique.
  • It will perhaps be noticed by those familiar with the technique of massage that nothing is here said about the use of the movements classed under the general head of...
  • It is also called cupping, clapping, or tapotement.
  • These will simulate a Swedish massage tapotement session and offer the same benefits to those whom receive it. for more
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  • This word was used in the 2006 Scripps National Spelling Bee finals.
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