rat-a-tat


rat–a–tat

noun \ˈra-tə-ˌtat\

: a quick series of knocking, tapping, or cracking sounds

Full Definition of RAT-A-TAT

:  a rapid succession of knocking, tapping, or cracking sounds

Variants of RAT-A-TAT

rat–a–tat or rat–a–tat–tat \ˌra-tə-ˌta(t)-ˈtat\

Origin of RAT-A-TAT

imitative
First Known Use: 1681

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