Rataplan meaning

răt'ə-plăn'
A tattoo, as of a drum, the hooves of a galloping horse, or machine-gun fire.
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The beating of a drum, or a sound like this.
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To make such a sound (on)
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A continuous, even drumming or rapping, as of the hooves of a galloping horse, or machine-gun fire.
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To drum repeatedly.
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Origin of rataplan

  • French of imitative origin
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From French ran tan plan, onomatopoeic.
    From Wiktionary