Pitter-patter meaning

pĭtər-pătər
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To make or move with a series of light tapping sounds.

Rain pitter-pattering on the roof.

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A rapid series of light tapping sounds.
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A rapid succession of light beating or tapping sounds, as of raindrops.
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With a pitter-patter.
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To fall, move, etc. with a pitter-patter.
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A soft, percussive sound, as of tiny feet or rain on a rooftop.
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Origin of pitter-patter

  • Imitative

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition