Definition of ratamacue in English:

ratamacue

Syllabification: rat·a·ma·cue
Pronunciation: /ˈratəməˌkyo͞o
 
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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.
    More example sentences
    • I don't care that he can play an amazing single ratamacue.

Origin

1940s: imitative.

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