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1. A lie or hoax; a deception.
2. Nonsense; drivel.
[Short for flimflam.]
A drumbeat consisting of two almost simultaneous strokes of which the first is a very rapid grace note.
[Probably of imitative origin.]
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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]
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a drumbeat consisting of two notes in quick succession, with the accent on the second.
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Past participle: flammed
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