table rapping

variants: or table-rapping \ ˈtā-​bəl-​ˌra-​piŋ How to pronounce table-rapping (audio) \ or less commonly table tapping or table-tapping \ ˈtā-​bəl-​ˌta-​piŋ How to pronounce table-tapping (audio) \

Definition of table rapping

: spirit rapping The best Sherlock Holmes stories were written before 1916, when Arthur Conan Doyle officially converted to spiritualism and took to table-rapping.— Ian Thomson

First Known Use of table rapping

1851, in the meaning defined above

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“Table rapping.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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