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English definition of “pitter-patter”

pitter-patter

noun [S]     /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] The rain pitter-pattered on the roof.Sounds made by objects, movement or impact pitter-patter     adverb Sounds made by objects, movement or impact
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