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English noun: patter

1. patter (communication) plausible glib talk (especially useful to a salesperson)

Synonymsline of gab, spiel

Broader (hypernym)channel, communication channel, line

2. patter (event) a quick succession of light rapid sounds

SamplesThe patter of mice.
The patter of tiny feet.

Broader (hypernym)sound

English verb: patter

1. patter (weather) rain gently

SamplesIt has only sprinkled, but the roads are slick.

Synonymspitter-patter, spatter, spit, sprinkle

Pattern of useIt is ----ing

Broader (hypernym)rain, rain down

2. 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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