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1. Taratantara
Onomatopoeic word for the sound of a trumpet. In Knightmare Series 5, Sir Hugh would often say it as part of his opening speech when arriving somewhere and greeting others: it was his way of giving himself a fanfare.

Tarantara is derived from 'taratantara', a Latin word coined some 2200 years ago by the influential poet Ennius:

At tuba terribili sonitu taratantara dixit - But the trumpet with its terrible sound said "Taratantara"

Provided By: David, 2007-12-02 01:41:06
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