Definition of pitter-patter in English:

pitter-patter

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Pronunciation: /ˈpɪtəpatə
 
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noun

adverb

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  • With a sound like that of quick light steps or taps: footsteps that go pitter-patter
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    • I think of you and my heart goes pitter-patter across the floor.

verb

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  • Move with or make a pitter-patter sound: the rain pitter-pattered on my windows

Origin

late Middle English: reduplication (expressing rhythmic repetition) of the verb patter1.

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