Definition of putt-putt in English:
The rapid intermittent sound of a small gasoline engine: she heard the putt-putt of a boat coming toward them
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- She doesn't hear the putt-putt of the moped as it approaches.
- For such a big machine, it made an incredibly gentle noise, the calming putt-putt of an outboard engine on a small boat.
- Elsewhere, the delightful putt-putt sounds of fishing traffic off Vancouver Island sidle up alongside the Pärt and Ligeti and early Floyd influences.
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early 20th century: imitative.
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