Pitter-patter
Pitter-patter Pit"ter-pat`ter, n. A sound like that of alternating light beats. Also, a pattering of words. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • pitter-patter — [pit′ər pat΄ər] n. [ME pyter pater: echoic] a rapid succession of light beating or tapping sounds, as of raindrops adv. with a pitter patter vi. to fall, move, etc. with a pitter patter …   English World dictionary

  • Pitter-patter — Pit ter pat ter, adv. With, or with the sound of, alternating light beats; as, his heart went pitter patter. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pitter Patter — is a song written by Brian Wilson, Mike Love and Al Jardine for the American pop band The Beach Boys. It was released on their 1978 album M.I.U. Album . Details * Written by: Brian Wilson/Mike Love/Al Jardine * Album: M.I.U. Album * Time: 3 min… …   Wikipedia

  • pitter-patter — ► NOUN ▪ a sound as of quick light steps or taps. ► ADVERB ▪ with this sound …   English terms dictionary

  • pitter-patter — adverb go pitter patter to make a sound consisting of many quick light beats or sounds: Anna s heart went pitter patter as she opened the letter. pitter patter noun (singular): the pitter patter of rain on the roof …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • pitter-patter — pit|ter pat|ter [ˈpıtə ˌpætə US ˈpıtər ˌpætər] adv literary [Date: 1400 1500; Origin: From the sound] with quick light beats or steps ▪ Anna s heart went pitter patter as she opened the letter. >pitter patter n [singular ] ▪ the pitter patter… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pitter-patter — noun Etymology: reduplication of 4patter Date: 15th century a rapid succession of light sounds or beats ; patter • pitter patter adverb or adjective • pitter patter intransitive verb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pitter-patter — UK [ˈpɪtə(r) ˌpætə(r)] / US [ˈpɪtər ˌpætər] noun [singular] a sound like the sound of rain falling on a hard surface the pitter patter of birds on the roof Derived word: pitter patter UK / US adverb …   English dictionary

  • pitter-patter — /pit euhr pat euhr/, n. 1. the sound of a rapid succession of light beats or taps, as of rain, footsteps, etc. v.i. 2. to produce or move with this sound: She pitter pattered along the hallway. adv. 3. with such a sound: to run pitter patter… …   Universalium

  • pitter-patter — pit|ter pat|ter [ pıtər ,pætər ] noun singular a sound like the sound of rain falling on a hard surface: the pitter patter of birds on the roof ╾ pit|ter pat|ter adverb …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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