rat-a-tat (ˈrætəˌtæt) or rat-a-tat-tat
- a representation in words of a series of loud, staccato sounds as made by a doorknocker
or a gun
rat-a-tat-tat (ˈrætəˌtætˈtæt) or rat-a-tat (ˈrætəˈtæt)
- the sound of knocking on a door
Example Sentences Including 'rat-a-tat'
At its best, it veers from postmodern self-referentialism to deliver rat-a-tat larfs more reminiscent of the Airplane!
Globe and Mail (2003)
Each Wednesday the auctioneer moves from pen to pen, drawing bids at the traditional rat-a-tat pace.
I can hear 6ft 5in Howie rattling out his usual rat-a-tat bombardment of richly comical, outrageous opinions.
Sun, News of the World (1999)
It moves along at a rat-a-tat pace; like ER set in a prison.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
`The noise is not so much a rat-a-tat as a continuous jarring explosion,' wrote an RFC veteran.
FIGHTER BOYS: Saving Britain 1940 (2003)
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