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rataplan

Line breaks: rata|plan
Pronunciation: /ˌratəˈplan
 
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Definition of rataplan in English:

noun

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