Definition of rataplan in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˌratəˈplan


[in singular]
  • A drumming or beating sound: the rataplan of a drum
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    • 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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