pita patting

pitapat

[pit-uh-pat]
adverb
1.
with a quick succession of beats or taps: Her heart beat pitapat with excitement.
noun
2.
the movement or the sound of something going pitapat: the pitapat of hail on a roof.
verb (used without object), pitapatted, pitapatting.
3.
to go pitapat.

Origin:
1515–25; imitative gradational compound

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pitapat (ˌpɪtəˈpæt)
 
adv
1.  with quick light taps or beats
 
vb , -pats, -patting, -patted
2.  (intr) to make quick light taps or beats
 
n
3.  such taps or beats

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