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tapsnoun [U]

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a tune that is played on a bugle at military funeral and when it is time for soldiers to go bed
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tapsplural noun

 us   /tæps/
a musical signal played at military funerals and in the evening to tell soldiers that lights are to go off: We heard the bugle playing taps.
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