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flam 1

n. Informal
1. A lie or hoax; a deception.
2. Nonsense; drivel.

[Short for flimflam.]

flam 2

n. Music
A drumbeat consisting of two almost simultaneous strokes of which the first is a very rapid grace note.

[Probably of imitative origin.]


1. a falsehood, deception, or sham
2. nonsense; drivel
vb, flams, flamming or flammed
(tr) to cheat or deceive
[C16: probably short for flimflam]


(Music, other) a drumbeat in which both sticks strike the head almost simultaneously but are heard to do so separately
[C18: probably imitative of the sound]



a drumbeat consisting of two notes in quick succession, with the accent on the second.
[1790–1800; imitative]


Past participle: flammed
Gerund: flamming

I flam
you flam
he/she/it flams
we flam
you flam
they flam
I flammed
you flammed
he/she/it flammed
we flammed
you flammed
they flammed
Present Continuous
I am flamming
you are flamming
he/she/it is flamming
we are flamming
you are flamming
they are flamming
Present Perfect
I have flammed
you have flammed
he/she/it has flammed
we have flammed
you have flammed
they have flammed
Past Continuous
I was flamming
you were flamming
he/she/it was flamming
we were flamming
you were flamming
they were flamming
Past Perfect
I had flammed
you had flammed
he/she/it had flammed
we had flammed
you had flammed
they had flammed
I will flam
you will flam
he/she/it will flam
we will flam
you will flam
they will flam
Future Perfect
I will have flammed
you will have flammed
he/she/it will have flammed
we will have flammed
you will have flammed
they will have flammed
Future Continuous
I will be flamming
you will be flamming
he/she/it will be flamming
we will be flamming
you will be flamming
they will be flamming
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been flamming
you have been flamming
he/she/it has been flamming
we have been flamming
you have been flamming
they have been flamming
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been flamming
you will have been flamming
he/she/it will have been flamming
we will have been flamming
you will have been flamming
they will have been flamming
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been flamming
you had been flamming
he/she/it had been flamming
we had been flamming
you had been flamming
they had been flamming
I would flam
you would flam
he/she/it would flam
we would flam
you would flam
they would flam
Past Conditional
I would have flammed
you would have flammed
he/she/it would have flammed
we would have flammed
you would have flammed
they would have flammed
References in classic literature ?
"Still," said Sancho, "I would be glad if your worship would make Master Pedro ask his ape whether what happened your worship in the cave of Montesinos is true; for, begging your worship's pardon, I, for my part, take it to have been all flam and lies, or at any rate something you dreamt."
If my companions went astray, He scarce their wanderings blam'd; If I but falter'd in the way, His anger fiercely flam'd.
Seest thou yon dreary Plain, forlorn and wilde, The seat of desolation, voyd of light, Save what the glimmering of these livid flames Casts pale and dreadful?
Forthwith upright he rears from off the Pool His mighty Stature; on each hand the flames Drivn backward slope their pointing spires, & rowld In billows, leave i'th' midst a horrid Vale.
#TrafficUpdate | 7:30 A multi-vehicle traffic #accident on Airport Rd from flam intersection towards Cargo Village, please be extra cautious and take alternative ways.
Faye Flam has a degree in geophysics from the California Institute of Technology, and has been a Knight-Wallace fellow at the University of Michigan.
You can finish the tour in one day, but since I was with my family, my brothers and I decided to take an overnight stop halfway of the tour in Flam.
Flam has been with the USA subsidiary of Pierre Fabre for six years, most recently leading the development of dermo-cosmetic skin care brand Eau Thermale Avene and Klorane.
Written in rollicking rhyme, "Flim Flam & Other Such Gobbledygook" is a fun-filled tale of a barnyard celebration that sought to help many guests overcome their old habits and past grudges.
Using ABB's system, the ferry will charge its battery using diesel engines for 32km from FlAm to Gudvangen, along the UNESCO-listed Norwegian NArAyfjord, before switching to battery-only operation and cruising at around 10 kn.
According to the author, with this flam VMRODPMNE is trying to impose turmoil and division between the opposition parties, the civil organizations and independent individuals, who jointly united with the single mission of the open-minded ones - urgent collapse of this fascist regime.
Flam Bay The charming Norwegian village of Flam is nestled at the end of Aurlandsfjord, overlooked by sheer cliffs, rugged mountains and cascading waterfalls.