Definition of pitter-patter in English:
A sound like that of quick light steps or taps: the soft pitter-patter of the rain on the leaves
More example sentences
- The only sound I can hear is the soft pitter-patter of the rain against my window.
- Beauty is a cold, cloudy day, where all you hear is the soft pitter-patter of the falling rain.
- The air was full of pen scratches, clashes of minds, books being taken off and placed back onto shelves, and of the pitter-patter of soft footfalls.
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Move with or make a pitter-patter sound: the rain pitter-pattered on my windows
Late Middle English: reduplication (expressing rhythmic repetition) of the verb patter1.
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