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patter

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of patter

  1. 1 friendly, informal conversation or an instance of this <their incessant patter was getting on my nerves> Synonyms backchat, cackle, causerie, chatter, chin music, chin-wag [slang], chitchat, confab, confabulation, gab, gabfest, gossip, jangle, jaw, natter [chiefly British], palaver, chat, rap, schmooze, small talk, table talk, talk, tête-à-têteRelated Words colloquy, conference, discourse, parley, powwow, symposium; debate, dialogue (also dialog), exchange, give-and-take; crosstalk, happy talk; yak (also yack), yammer, yap

  2. 2 the special terms or expressions of a particular group or field <the patter of highbrow criticism that one hears in fashionable art galleries> Synonyms argot, cant, dialect, jargon, jive, language, lingo, patois, terminology, shop, shoptalk, slang, vocabularyRelated Words colloquial, colloquialism, idiom, localism, parlance, pidgin, provincialism, regionalism, speech, vernacular, vernacularism; slanguage; bureaucratese, computerese, cyberspeak, educationese, governmentese, journalese, technobabble




patter

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of patter

  1. to engage in casual or rambling conversation <the toddler pattered on for what seemed like hours> Synonyms babble, blab, cackle, chaffer [British], chatter, chin [slang], converse, gab, gabble, gas, jabber, jaw, kibitz (also kibbitz), natter, palaver, chat, prate, prattle, rap, rattle, run on, schmooze (or shmooze), talk, twitter, visitRelated Words gossip, tattle; descant, discuss, expatiate; yak (also yack), yammer, yap




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