a rapid succession of light beating or tapping sounds, as of raindrops
Origin of pitter-patterMiddle English pyter-pater: echoic
with a pitter-patter
to fall, move, etc. with a pitter-patter
A rapid series of light tapping sounds.
intransitive verbpit·ter-pat·tered, pit·ter-pat·ter·ing, pit·ter-pat·ters
To make or move with a series of light tapping sounds: rain pitter-pattering on the roof.
Origin of pitter-patterImitative.