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tan-ta-tan

\tan-ta-tan or dan-da-dan or any combination of t/d\
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Definition

Vocal equivalent of a drumroll.

Origin: Onomatopoeia of a sound sequence commonly used to announce the presence of a villain or hero in Bollywood.

Usage

... and then tan-ta-tan, there appeared Amitabh, and let's just say there was a lot of dishoom dishoom.
Added 2011-07-20 by thewanderingv

Root

Unknown

Region

All India

Related Terms

Dishoom