rataplan
noun Etymology: French, of imitative origin Date: circa 1848 the iterative sound of beating <
a rolling rataplan of drums — Time
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Rataplan — Ra ta plan (r[.a] t[.a] pl[aum]N ), n. [F.] The iterative sound of beating a drum, or of a galloping horse. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rataplan! — ou rantanplan! Onomatopée exprimant le bruit du tambour …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • rataplán — onomat. U. para imitar el sonido del tambor …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • rataplan — [rat΄ə plan′] n. [Fr: echoic of drumming] the beating of a drum, or a sound like this vi., vt. rataplanned, rataplanning to make such a sound (on) …   English World dictionary

  • rataplan — rantanplan [ rɑ̃tɑ̃plɑ̃ ] interj. • 1834; onomat. ♦ Interjection exprimant le roulement du tambour. On dit aussi RATAPLAN [ rataplɑ̃ ]. ● rataplan ou rantanplan interjection (onomatopée) Indique le son du tambour. ⇒RATAPLAN, onomat. [Pour… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • rataplán — ► sustantivo masculino Voz usada para reproducir el sonido del tambor. * * * rataplán Palabra onomatopéyica con que se describe o imita el sonido del *tambor. ≃ Ran rataplán. * * * rataplán. onomat. U. para imitar el sonido del tambor. * * *… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • rataplan — /rætəˈplæn/ (say ratuh plan) noun 1. a sound of or as of the beating of a drum; a rub a dub. –verb (rataplanned, rataplanning) –verb (i) 2. to play a rataplan. –verb (t) 3. to play by a rataplan. {French} …   Australian English dictionary

  • rataplan — n. & v. n. a drumming sound. v. (rataplanned, rataplanning) 1 tr. play (a tune) on or as on a drum. 2 intr. make a rataplan. Etymology: F: imit …   Useful english dictionary

  • RATAPLAN — interj. Onomatopée dont on se sert pour exprimer le Bruit du tambour …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • rataplan — /rat euh plan /, n., v., rataplanned, rataplanning. n. 1. a sound of or as of the beating of a drum. v.i. 2. to produce such a sound. [1840 50; < F; imit.] * * * …   Universalium

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