Definition of spirit rapping in English:

spirit rapping

Pronunciation /ˈspɪrɪt ˌrapɪŋ/


  • 1In plural. Rapping or knocking sounds alleged to be made by spirits in answer to questions addressed to them.

  • 2The production of rapping or knocking sounds, regarded or claimed as a means of communicating with spirits.

    Recorded earliest in anti-spirit rapping.


Mid 19th century. From spirit + rapping.