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English definition of “pitter-patter”

pitter-patter

noun [S] uk   /ˈpɪt.əˌpæt.ər/ us    /ˈpɪt̬.ɚˌpæt̬.ɚ/
a quick, light knocking sound: I heard the pitter-patter of tiny feet (= the noise of children running).Sounds made by objects, movement or impact
pitter-patter
verb [I + adv/prep] uk   us  
The rain pitter-pattered on the roof.Sounds made by objects, movement or impact
pitter-patter
adverb uk   us  
Sounds made by objects, movement or impact
(Definition of pitter-patter from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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