Definition of ratamacue in English:

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ratamacue

Pronunciation: /ˈratəməˌkjuː/

noun

Music
One of the basic patterns (rudiments) of drumming, consisting of a two-beat figure, the first beat of which is played as a triplet and preceded by two grace notes.
Example sentences
  • I don't care that he can play an amazing single ratamacue.

Origin

1940s: imitative.

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Line breaks: rata|ma¦cue

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