Definition of Rat-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-a-tat-tat
Generic synonyms: Tapping



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rat-tat

rasures
rasvumite
rat's-tail cactus
rat-a-tat
rat-a-tat-tat
rat-arsed
rat-bite disease
rat-bite fever
rat-catcher
rat-flea typhus
rat-race
rat-tail
rat-tail file
rat-tailed
rat-tat (current term)
rat-tat-tat
rat arsed
rat bike
rat chinchilla
rat fink
rat kangaroo
rat king
rat leprosy
rat mite dermatitis
rat on
rat out
rat race
rat rod
rat rods

Literary usage of Rat-tat

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1. Poems of American History by Burton Egbert Stevenson (1908)
"Till the sun was in the skies; Then we met the rebel pickets, Who skirmished and withdrew, While the little drummer beat, and beat The rat-tat-too. ..."

2. Poems of American History by Burton Egbert Stevenson (1908)
"Who skirmished and withdrew, While the little drummer beat, and beat The rat-tat-loo. Along the wooded hollows The line of battle ran. ..."

3. The Civil War in Song and Story: 1860-1865 by Frank Moore (1889)
"For whom the little drummer beat His rat-tat-too. • Our army rose at midnight, Ten thousand men as one, Bach slinging on his knapsack, And snatching up his ..."

4. Béranger: Two Hundred of His Lyrical Poems by Pierre Jean de Béranger (1850)
"Rat tat. He sought not to enlarge his states; To neighbors kindness ... Rat tat, rat tat, rat tat, rat tat, Oh, what a good little king was that I Rat tat. ..."

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