pitter-patter

noun
pit·​ter-pat·​ter | \ ˈpi-tər-ˌpa-tər How to pronounce pitter-patter (audio) , ˈpi-tē-ˌpa- \

Definition of pitter-patter

: a rapid succession of light sounds or beats : patter

Other Words from pitter-patter

pitter-patter \ ˌpi-​tər-​ˈpa-​tər How to pronounce pitter-patter (audio) , ˌpi-​tē-​ˈpa-​ \ adverb or adjective
pitter-patter \ ˌpi-​tər-​ˈpa-​tər How to pronounce pitter-patter (audio) , ˌpi-​tē-​ˈpa-​ \ intransitive verb

First Known Use of pitter-patter

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pitter-patter

reduplication of patter entry 4

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The first known use of pitter-patter was in the 15th century

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“Pitter-patter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pitter-patter. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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