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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 Vietnamese tiếng lộp độp…
in Spanish repiqueteo, golpeteo, tamborileo…
in Thai เสียงเคาะเบา ๆ…
in Malaysian bunyi detas…
in French crépitement…
in German das Prasseln…
in Chinese (Traditional) 劈劈啪啪聲, 噠噠聲, 劈啪聲…
in Indonesian suara ketuk-ketuk…
in Chinese (Simplified) 噼噼啪啪声, 哒哒声, 噼啪声…
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