rataplan

noun
rat·​a·​plan | \ ˈra-tə-ˌplan How to pronounce rataplan (audio) \

Definition of rataplan

: the iterative sound of beating a rolling rataplan of drumsTime

First Known Use of rataplan

circa 1848, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rataplan

French, of imitative origin

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“Rataplan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rataplan. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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