rat-tat-tat

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Onomatopoeic.

Interjection[edit]

rat-tat-tat!

  1. The sound made by knocking on a door with a hard object (such as a door knocker).
  2. The sound made by firing an automatic machine gun.

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Usage notes[edit]

  • The tat syllable may be repeated further to convey a sound of longer duration.