Definition of Rat-a-tat-tat

1. Noun. A series of short sharp taps (as made by strokes on a drum or knocks on a door).

Exact synonyms: Rat-a-tat, Rat-tat
Generic synonyms: Tapping



Definition of Rat-a-tat-tat

1. Noun. A series of short, sharp taps, especially made by knocking on a door, beating a drum, or firing an automatic weapon ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rat-a-tat-tat

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rasterizing
rasters
rastra
rastras
rastrum
rastrums
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rasul
rasures
rasvumite
rat's-tail cactus
rat-a-tat
rat-a-tat-tat (current term)
rat-arsed
rat-bite disease
rat-bite fever
rat-catcher
rat-flea typhus
rat-race
rat-tail
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rat arsed
rat bike
rat chinchilla

Literary usage of Rat-a-tat-tat

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Nursery by Fanny P Seaverns, John L. Shorey (Firm (1874)
"So, as he can't ride, he walks to the battle, And cheers on the men with a royal big rattle, — With a rat-a-tat-tat, And a rat-a-tat-tat, ..."

2. The Franklin Fourth Reader for the Use of Public and Private Schools by George Stillman Hillard (1875)
"He 's dressed very handsomely (rat-a-tat-tat), Just like a young dandy, so comely and fat. 3. He 's making his visits this morning, you see : Some friends ..."

3. Prairie Breezes by James William Foley (1904)
"A grouchy and crotchety, fussy old man, Whose stick on the walk beats a rat-a-tat-tat, The cut of his coat on an old-fashioned plan, A shiny red nose and a ..."

4. Arbor Day Manual: An Aid in Preparing Programs for Arbor Day Exercises edited by Charles Rufus Skinner (1890)
"I hear it again ; it goes rat-a-tat-tat ! Now, what in the world is the meaning ... He's dressed very handsomely (rat-a-tat-tat}, Just like a young dandy, ..."

5. The First Reader by Martha Adelaide Holton, Charles Madison Curry (1914)
"rat-a-tat-tat! I am a woodpecker. I have a red head. I am the red-headed woodpecker. I am a very busy bird to-day. rat-a-tat-tat! ..."

6. Our Inland Seas: Their Shipping & Commerce for Three Centuries by James Cooke Mills (1910)
"... the familiar rat-a-tat-rat-a-tat-tat-tat, the noise of countless blows of incredible quickness, being dear to the heart of the shipbuilders, ..."

7. Our Inland Seas: Their Shipping & Commerce for Three Centuries by James Cooke Mills (1910)
"The riveters are very expert in operating the pneumatic riveting machines; and the work goes on rapidly, the familiar rat-a-tat-rat-a-tat-tat-tat, ..."

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