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MAL 5 

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FA 5LA 2
MA 4 

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Definitions and meaning of flam



  • IPA(key): /flæm/

Etymology 1

17th century; from flim-flam, itself perhaps from a dialectal word or Scandinavian; compare Old Norse flim (lampoon, mockery).


flam (countable and uncountable, plural flams)

  1. A freak or whim; an idle fancy.
  2. (archaic) A falsehood; a lie; an illusory pretext
    Synonyms: deception, delusion
    • 1692, Robert South, "A Further Account of the Nature and Measures of Conscience", in Forty Eight Sermons and Discourses on Several Subjects and Occasions (published 1697)
      all Pretences, or Pleas of Conscience, to the contrary, are nothing but Cant and Cheat, Flam and Delusion.
    • a perpetual abuse and flam upon posterity


flam (third-person singular simple present flams, present participle flamming, simple past and past participle flammed)

  1. (obsolete) To deceive with a falsehood.
    • God is not to be flammed off with Lyes.

Etymology 2



flam (plural flams)

  1. (drumming) Two taps (a grace note followed by a full-volume tap) played very close together in order to sound like one slightly longer note.
Derived terms
  • flam paradiddle, flamadiddle


flam (third-person singular simple present flams, present participle flamming, simple past and past participle flammed)

  1. (drumming, transitive, intransitive) To play (notes as) a flam.
    • 1923, Edward B. Straight, The Straight System of Modern Drumming: The "Natural Way" to Play Drums, page 10:
      We will commence to flam the notes now, as most of them are flammed when you play a March.
    • 1975, George Shipway, Free Lance, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P (→ISBN):
      Drums ruffled and flammed.



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  • (Balearic, Central, Valencian) IPA(key): /ˈflam/


flam m (plural flams)

  1. flan (custard dessert)

Further reading

  • “flam” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.
  • “flam” in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana.
  • “flam” in Diccionari normatiu valencià, Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua.
  • “flam” in Diccionari català-valencià-balear, Antoni Maria Alcover and Francesc de Borja Moll, 1962.



flam (nominative plural flams)

  1. flame


Source: wiktionary.org
  • to deceive.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)