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English noun: pitter-patter

1. pitter-patter (event) a series of rapid tapping sounds


SamplesShe missed the pitter-patter of little feet around the house.


Broader (hypernym)pat, rap, tap


English adverb: pitter-patter

1. pitter-patter as of footsteps


SamplesHe came running pit-a-pat down the hall.


Synonymspit-a-pat, pitty-pat, pitty-patty

2. pitter-patter describing a rhythmic beating


SamplesHis heart went pit-a-pat.


Synonymspit-a-pat, pitty-pat, pitty-patty


English verb: pitter-patter

1. pitter-patter (weather) rain gently


SamplesIt has only sprinkled, but the roads are slick.


Synonymspatter, spatter, spit, sprinkle


Pattern of useIt is ----ing


Broader (hypernym)rain, rain down

2. pitter-patter (perception) make light, rapid and repeated sounds


SamplesGently pattering rain.


Synonymspatter


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)go, sound









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