1. (act of moving up and down) 
a. el aleteo (M) 
I heard the flapping of wings before I saw the birds.Oí el aleteo de las alas antes de ver los pájaros.
2. (related to moving back and forth) 
a. sacudirse (verb) 
A heron swooped down and scooped the flapping fish up off the sand.Una garza se abalanzó y atrapó el pez que se sacudía en la arena.
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