rat–a–tat

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noun \ˈra-tə-ˌtat\

Definition of rat–a–tat

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

Variants of rat–a–tat

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rat–a–tat–tat

play \ˌra-tə-ˌta(t)-ˈtat\

Origin and Etymology of rat–a–tat

imitative


First Known Use: 1681


RAT–A–TAT Defined for English Language Learners

rat–a–tat

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noun \ˈra-tə-ˌtat\

Definition of rat–a–tat for English Language Learners

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


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