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pitter-patters

verb
present tense third-person singular of pitter-patter

Synonyms of pitter-patters

to expand and contract in a rhythmic manner
  • his heart pitter-pattered with excitement as he waited for the right moment to propose

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“Pitter-patters.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/pitter-patters. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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