pitter patter

pitter-patter

[pit-er-pat-er]
noun
1.
the sound of a rapid succession of light beats or taps, as of rain, footsteps, etc.
verb (used without object)
2.
to produce or move with this sound: She pitter-pattered along the hallway.
adverb
3.
with such a sound: to run pitter-patter through the house.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English: a babbled prayer; perhaps imitative

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pitter-patter (ˈpɪtəˌpætə)
 
n
1.  the sound of light rapid taps or pats, as of raindrops
 
vb
2.  (intr) to make such a sound
 
adv
3.  with such a sound: the rain fell pitter-patter on the window

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