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Pronounced 'flan-jing', the act of mixing two audio signals together, with one being delayed by a small and slowly changing period producing an output signal with peaks and troughs in a harmonic series. Flangers are similar to phasers (phase-shifting, beyond the scope of this definition) however, if you listen intently enough, you can hear the difference.

The flange effect can best be described (to those who never studied wave mechanics) as a jet sound; sounds like a jet aircraft passing by the listener. Phasing on the other hand sounds much more alien and "other-worldly".

While used in all sorts of different music, flangers are most heavily used in psychedelic and dreamy music where strong harmonics and a "wall-of-sound" depth are often sought - used with good reason too, flanging sounds insanely beautiful when you're as high as a kite. ;)
I was listening to Slowdive's Machine Gun shortly after returning from another galaxy. Coming down, the flanging was simply too beautiful for my human ears, so I cried and reassessed existence.
by SpecialCookies November 14, 2011
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shagging a girl with her knickers on

lifting the flange

i gave that girl a right good flanging
by Prof Stretch March 17, 2006
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The art of scissoring, performed by males. When two males interlock legs and rub genitals for the purpose of sexual satisfaction.
Jeremy thought it was just another business meeting, but he found himself flanging in the boss' office.
by Drummerboy85 April 04, 2017
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STOP your flanging IMRIE, its making our canoe very unstable.
by asatire July 04, 2015
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