Definition of rataplan in English:

rataplan

Syllabification: rat·a·plan
Pronunciation: /ˈrätəˌplan
 
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noun

[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.

Origin

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

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