Definition of rataplan in English:


Syllabification: rat·a·plan
Pronunciation: /ˈrätəˌplan


[in singular]
A drumming or beating sound.
More example sentences
  • Above us a rataplan of thunder sounded in a swollen sky that still stubbornly refused to yield its rain.


mid 19th century: from French, of imitative origin.

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