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English definition of “patter”

patter

noun [S] (SOUND)    /ˈpæt.ər/ US  /ˈpæt̬.ɚ/
the sound of a lot of things gently and repeatedly hitting a surface : I find the patter of rain on the roof soothing .Sounds made by objects, movement or impact
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