rat-tat

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rat-tat

(ˈrætˌtæt)
n
a variant of rat-a-tat-tat
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Noun1.rat-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"
References in classic literature ?
At the rat-tat-tat of the knocker her heart flew into her mouth.
But she caught even as she spoke a rat-tat-tat of the knocker, which struck her as a sign.
A couple of rat-tat-tats and some twittering to start the show had children such as Jamey Hunt, 5, on his feet wiggling around.