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pitter–patter

play
noun pit·ter–pat·ter \ˈpi-tər-ˌpa-tər, ˈpi-tē-ˌ\

Simple Definition of pitter–patter

  • : a quick series of light sounds

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of pitter–patter

  1. :  a rapid succession of light sounds or beats :  patter

pitter–patter play \ˌpi-tər-ˈ, ˌpi-tē-ˈ\ adverb or adjective
pitter–patter \same as adv\ intransitive verb

Origin of pitter–patter

reduplication of 4patter


First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with pitter–patter



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