Definition of rat-tat noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌræt ˈtæt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌræt ˈtæt//
(also rat-a-tat-tat) [singular]
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the sound of knocking, especially on a door More Like This Onomatopoeic words beep, bleep, boohoo, brrr, buzz, click, clip-clop, ding-dong, hiss, mwah, peep, ping, plop, pop, rat-tat, splat, splosh, squeak, squeal, squelch, swish, tee-hee, thud, thwack, tick-tock, toot, vroom, wham, whoosh, zoomSee worksheet. Word Originlate 17th cent.: imitative.

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