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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [flam]
    • /flæm/
    • /flæm/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [flam]
    • /flæm/

Definitions of flam word

  • noun flam a drumbeat consisting of two notes in quick succession, with the accent on the second. 1
  • noun flam One of the basic patterns (rudiments) of drumming, consisting of a stroke preceded by a grace note. 1
  • noun flam a falsehood, deception, or sham 0
  • noun flam nonsense; drivel 0
  • verb flam to cheat or deceive 0
  • noun flam a drumbeat in which both sticks strike the head almost simultaneously but are heard to do so separately 0

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Origin of flam

First appearance:

before 1615
One of the 41% oldest English words
First recorded in 1615-25; short for flimflam

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Parts of speech for Flam


flam popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 81% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

flam usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for flam

noun flam

  • deceit — Deceit is behaviour that is deliberately intended to make people believe something which is not true.
  • scam — a confidence game or other fraudulent scheme, especially for making a quick profit; swindle.
  • conspiracy — Conspiracy is the secret planning by a group of people to do something illegal.
  • graft — the acquisition of money, gain, or advantage by dishonest, unfair, or illegal means, especially through the abuse of one's position or influence in politics, business, etc.
  • complicity — Complicity is involvement with other people in an illegal activity or plan.

Antonyms for flam

noun flam

  • honesty — the quality or fact of being honest; uprightness and fairness.

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