go pitter-patter


: to make a quick series of light sounds
His feet went pitter-patter up the stairs.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Willie Dixon, John Lee Hooker, T-Bone Walker and others made these young musicians’ hearts go pitter-patter, including a skinny, outrageously talented guitarist named Jimmy Page. Chris Vognar, USA TODAY, 11 Nov. 2021 Worried that coffee will make your heart go pitter-patter, and not in a good way? Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 19 July 2021 Nothing makes our hearts go pitter-patter like a delicious, juicy shrimp. Tamara Gane, Southern Living, 7 June 2021

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“Go pitter-patter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/go%20pitter-patter. Accessed 30 May. 2023.

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