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Definitions for rataplan
ˌræt əˈplænrat·a·plan

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rub-a-dub, rataplan, drumbeatnoun

    the sound made by beating a drum


  1. rataplannoun

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

  2. rataplanverb

    To drum repeatedly.

  3. Etymology: From French ran tan plan, onomatopoeic.


  1. rataplan

    Rataplan is a rhythmic drumming or rapping sound, often used in reference to the sound produced by horses' hooves, or in a musical context to symbolize any repetitive beat. It could also refer to the repetitive noise produced by machinery or any other similar monotonous sound. The term originates from Dutch and is considered onomatopoeic.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rataplannoun

    the iterative sound of beating a drum, or of a galloping horse

  2. Etymology: [F.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Rataplan

    rat-a-plong′, n. the sound or rattle of the military drum, a tattoo. [Fr.; imit.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rataplan in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rataplan in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2


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