Pattered
Patter Pat"ter, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Pattered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pattering}.] [Freq. of pat to strike gently.] 1. To strike with a quick succession of slight, sharp sounds; as, pattering rain or hail; pattering feet. [1913 Webster]

The stealing shower is scarce to patter heard. --Thomson. [1913 Webster]

2. To mutter; to mumble; as, to patter with the lips. --Tyndale. [In this sense, and in the following, perh. from paternoster.] [1913 Webster]

3. To talk glibly; to chatter; to harangue. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

I've gone out and pattered to get money. --Mayhew. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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