rat-a-tat

noun \ ˈra-tə-ˌtat \
variants: or rat-a-tat-tat play \ˌra-tə-ˌta(t)-ˈtat\

Definition of rat-a-tat

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

Origin and Etymology of rat-a-tat

imitative


RAT-A-TAT Defined for English Language Learners

rat-a-tat

noun

Definition of rat-a-tat for English Language Learners

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


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