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rat-a-tat

[ rat-uh-tat ]
/ ˈræt əˈtæt /
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noun
a sound of knocking or rapping: a sharp rat-a-tat on the window.
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Also rat-a-tat-tat [rat-uh-tat-tat] /ˈræt əˌtætˈtæt/ .

Origin of rat-a-tat

First recorded in 1675–85; imitative
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