rataplan

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French ran tan plan, onomatopoeic.

Noun[edit]

rataplan (plural rataplans)

  1. A continuous, even drumming or rapping, as of the hooves of a galloping horse, or machine-gun fire.

Verb[edit]

rataplan (third-person singular simple present rataplans, present participle rataplanning, simple past and past participle rataplanned)

  1. To drum repeatedly.

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