rataplan

[ rat-uh-plan ]
/ ˌræt əˈplæn /
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noun

a sound of or as of the beating of a drum.

verb (used without object), rat·a·planned, rat·a·plan·ning.

to produce such a sound.

Nearby words

  1. ratafia biscuit,
  2. ratak chain,
  3. ratal,
  4. ratan,
  5. ratana,
  6. ratatouille,
  7. ratbag,
  8. ratbaggery,
  9. ratbite fever,
  10. ratcatcher

Origin of rataplan

1840–50; < French; imitative

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British Dictionary definitions for rataplan

rataplan

/ (ˌrætəˈplæn) /

noun

a drumming sound

Word Origin for rataplan

from French, of imitative origin

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