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pitter-patter

 
Adverbial pitter-patter has 2 senses
  1. pit-a-pat, pitty-patty, pitty-pat, pitter-patter - as of footsteps; "he came running pit-a-pat down the hall"
  2. pit-a-pat, pitty-patty, pitty-pat, pitter-patter - describing a rhythmic beating; "his heart went pit-a-pat"
Noun pitter-patter has 1 sense
  1. pitter-patter - a series of rapid tapping sounds; "she missed the pitter-patter of little feet around the house"
    --1 is a kind of
    pat, rap, tap
    Derived form: verb pitter-patter2
Verb pitter-patter has 2 senses
  1. sprinkle, spit, spatter, patter, pitter-patter - rain gently; "It has only sprinkled, but the roads are slick"
    --1 is one way to rain, rain down
    Sample sentence:
    It is ----ing
  2. patter, pitter-patter - make light, rapid and repeated sounds; "gently pattering rain"
    --2 is one way to sound, go
    Derived form: noun pitter-patter1
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s PP
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