What is another word for rat-a-tat?

68 synonyms found


[ ɹˈatɐtˈat], [ ɹˈatɐtˈat], [ ɹ_ˈa_t_ɐ_t_ˈa_t]

Rat-a-tat is an onomatopoeic word that describes the repetitive sound made by tapping or knocking typically made by someone at the door, tapping on a window or when one is using a typewriter. Other synonyms for rat-a-tat include tapping, drumming, pounding, thudding, and knocking. These words describe similar sounds and can be used depending on the context. Pounding is often louder and heavier than tapping, while thudding represents a duller sound. Rat-a-tat generally refers to a quick and sharp sound, while drumming indicates a more consistent beat. Nonetheless, all these synonyms are similar, and they create a vivid mental picture of the actual sound.

Similar words: rat-a-tat game, rat-a-tat card game

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    How to use "Rat-a-tat" in context?

    "rat-a-tat-tat" echoes through the air as two pistols cock and release several shots. The sound is unrelenting as it echoes through the enclosed space, whipped up by the wind that has started to pick up. The gunman is fixated on his target as they crouch behind a wall, their movement masked by the darkness. Suddenly, there is a scream and the gunmen stand up, running towards the sound. They reach the door of the building just in time to see a man lying on the ground, frantically clutching at his chest. Blood seeps through his fingers, staining the white shirt he is wearing.

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