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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.


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

Broader (hypernym)go, sound

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