Main definitions of table-rapping in English

: table-rapping1table-rapping2

table-rapping1

Pronunciation /ˈteɪblˌrapɪŋ/

noun

Parapsychology
  • The production of rapping or knocking sounds, attributed to spirits attempting to communicate, especially on a table during a seance; (also more generally) spiritualism, the practice of attempting to communicate with spirits. Compare "table-turning", "spirit-rapping".

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Bible & People. From table+ rapping.

Main definitions of table-rapping in English

: table-rapping1table-rapping2

table-rapping2

Pronunciation /ˈteɪblˌrapɪŋ/

adjective

Parapsychology
  • That practises or engages in table-rapping.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From table+ rapping, after table-rapping.