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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.


Synonymspitter-patter


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


Broader (hypernym)go, sound









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