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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).
pitter-patter
verb [I + adv/prep] uk   us  
The rain pitter-pattered on the roof.
pitter-patter
adverb uk   us  
Translations of “pitter-patter”
in Spanish repiqueteo, golpeteo, tamborileo…
in French crépitement…
in German das Prasseln…
in Chinese (Traditional) 劈劈啪啪聲, 噠噠聲, 劈啪聲…
in Chinese (Simplified) 噼噼啪啪声, 哒哒声, 噼啪声…
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