Meaning of “patter” in the English Dictionary

"patter" in English

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uk /ˈpæt.ər/ us /ˈpæt̬.ɚ/

patterverb [ I usually + adv/prep ]

uk /ˈpæt.ər/ us /ˈpæt̬.ɚ/

to make the sound of a lot of things gently and repeatedly hitting a surface:

I heard the rain patter against/on the window.
We could hear mice pattering about/around looking for food.

(Definition of “patter” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"patter" in American English

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patternoun [ U ]

us /ˈpæt̬·ər/

patter noun [ U ] (TALK)

fast, continuous talk, esp. that of an entertainer or someone trying to sell things:

Phinizy’s clever patter kept his audience in a good mood.

patter noun [ U ] (SOUND)

the sound of quick, light hits or steps:

Now that she’s older, we have the patter of little feet in our hallways.

(Definition of “patter” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)