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A drumming or beating sound.
rumble, rumbling, boom, booming, roar, roaring, pounding, thud, thudding, thump, thumping, crash, crashing, bang, banging, ring, ringing, grumble, growl, resounding, reverberation, echoView synonyms
- ‘Above us a rataplan of thunder sounded in a swollen sky that still stubbornly refused to yield its rain.’
Mid 19th century: from French, of imitative origin.
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