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rataplan

[rat-uh-plan] /ˌræt əˈplæn/
noun
1.
a sound of or as of the beating of a drum.
verb (used without object), rataplanned, rataplanning.
2.
to produce such a sound.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; < French; imitative
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rataplan

/ˌrætəˈplæn/
noun
1.
a drumming sound
Word Origin
from French, of imitative origin
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