Definition of ratamacue in English:

ratamacue

noun

Music
  • One of the basic patterns (rudiments) of drumming, consisting of a two-beat figure, the first beat of which is played as a triplet and preceded by two grace notes.

    • ‘I don't care that he can play an amazing single ratamacue.’

Origin

1940s: imitative.

Pronunciation:

ratamacue

/ˈradəməˌkyo͞o/