rat-a-tat

[ US /ˈɹætəˈtæt/ ]
NOUN
  1. a series of short sharp taps (as made by strokes on a drum or knocks on a door)
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How To Use rat-a-tat In A Sentence

  • It wasn't the rat-a-tat of the machine guns, nor the dull shocks of the artillery.
  • Next second, teapots and sausages explode into the air, and the rat-a-tat of small-arms fire sends everyone diving for cover.
  • From another direction, it's the rat-a-tat of a video game, syncopated with the clickity-click of the buttons of the controller in the hands of teenage boys.
  • He began to concentrate on the rat-a-tat of the film rolling through the projector.
  • That's when I heard the gunfire. A constant rat-a-tat of machine guns and the screaming of women mixed with the sounds of battle.
  • ‘The man looks for a drug, finds the drug, becomes clairvoyant from it,’ says Theroux in a rat-a-tat summary of the plot.
  • Next second, teapots and sausages explode into the air, and the rat-a-tat of small-arms fire sends everyone diving for cover.
  • I swooped down on them, making the rat-a-tat sound of the turret guns and the thud and boom of the bombs.
  • Most candidates are repelled by the rat-a-tat - tat of constant attack and counterattack that is standard fare in most competitive campaigns.
  • (Soundbite of music) WAS: In the beginning, though, it was Miles the bebopper who burst on the scene, stringing rat-a-tat fusillades over furious tempos, a style he picked up from saxophonist and bandmate Charlie Parker. Unpack This: 70 CDs Of Miles Davis
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