Not only a word in its own right, it’s imitative and “reduplicative” – which means that “rat-tat-tat-tash” is considered the same word, just lengthened out for more sound effects.

  • 01.047 but a hard rat-tat on the hobbit’s beautiful green door.

“rat-tat, n., int., and adj.” OED Online. Oxford University Press, March 2015. Web. 1 June 2015.

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