pitter–patter

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

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 and Etymology of pitter–patter

reduplication of 4patter


First Known Use: 15th century




PITTER–PATTER Defined for English Language Learners

pitter–patter

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

Definition of pitter–patter for English Language Learners

  • : a quick series of light sounds

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