noun see rat-a-tat

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  • rat-a-tat-tat — (răt ə tăt tătʹ) n. A series of short sharp sounds, as that made by knocking on a door.   [Imitative.] * * * …   Universalium

  • rat-a-tat-tat — [ ,rætətæt tæt ] noun singular AMERICAN a series of sounds like those made by someone knocking on a door or shooting a MACHINE GUN …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • rat-a-tat-tat — noun a series of short sharp taps (as made by strokes on a drum or knocks on a door) • Syn: ↑rat a tat, ↑rat tat • Hypernyms: ↑tapping * * * noun see rat a tat * * * rat a tat tat «RAT uh tat TAT», noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • rat-a-tat-tat — noun A series of short, sharp taps, especially made by knocking on a door, beating a drum, or firing an automatic weapon …   Wiktionary

  • rat-a-tat-tat — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A sudden sharp, explosive noise: bang, bark, clap, crack, explosion, pop1, report, snap. See SOUNDS …   English dictionary for students

  • tat-tat — (ˈ)tat|tat noun also tat tat tat |tatˌtat|tat ( s) Etymology: imitative : rat a tat …   Useful english dictionary

  • Rat-a-Tat Cat — is a memory game created by Gamewright, and it won a Mensa Select award in 1996.Cards*Four of each number card that says 0 9 *Power cards **3 Draw 2 s **3 Peek s **3 Swap sRulesetupEach player is dealt four cards that are placed, face down, in a… …   Wikipedia

  • rat-a-tat — /rat euh tat /, n. a sound of knocking or rapping: a sharp rat a tat on the window. Also, rat a tat tat. [1675 85; imit.] * * * …   Universalium

  • rat-a-tat — [rat′ə tat΄] n. [echoic] a series of sharp, quick rapping sounds: also rat a tat tat …   English World dictionary

  • rat-a-tat — also .rat a tat tat n [singular] [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: From the sound] the sound of knocking, especially on a door …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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