popping

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pop·ping

 (pŏp′ĭng)
n.
A form of urban dance originating in California in the late 1970s, involving rhythmic contractions of the dancer's muscles to accent the beat, usually performed to funk music.
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Noun1.popping - a sharp explosive sound as from a gunshot or drawing a corkpopping - a sharp explosive sound as from a gunshot or drawing a cork
sound - the sudden occurrence of an audible event; "the sound awakened them"
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