rat-a-tat-tat


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rat-a-tat-tat

 (răt′ə-tăt′tăt′)
n.
A series of short sharp sounds, as that made by knocking on a door.

[Imitative.]

rat-a-tat-tat

(ˈrætəˌtætˈtæt) or

rat-a-tat

n
the sound of knocking on a door
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rat-a-tat-tat - a series of short sharp taps (as made by strokes on a drum or knocks on a door)
tapping - the sound of light blow or knock; "he heard the tapping of the man's cane"

rat-a-tat-tat

noun
A sudden sharp, explosive noise:
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and there followed the rat-a-tat-tat of a German plane's machine-gun.
How did you knock on the door," asks Lee, answering the rat-a-tat-tat, to canned audience laughter.
Scientists have figured out how woodpeckers can rat-a-tat-tat a tree 12,000 times a day at speeds up to 7 meters per second without a headache.
The visitors took 46 minutes to make the breakthrough - Les Davies setting up Chris Seargeant - but it was rat-a-tat-tat from that point.