intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo
- [rain] golpetear, tamborilear; [feet/person] golpetear you could hear the mice pattering behind the baseboard se oía corretear a los ratones detrás del zócaloExample sentences
- The sound of rain pattering on the roof woke Miles up.
- The sound of rain pattering on the pavement added to my feeling of hopelessness.
- The sound of rain pattered above her, but her face was dry. ‘I must be inside,’ she thought.
- But I can't make myself pause and inhale the view today, instead I patter down the steps towards the rose gardens and another wedding.
- Instead of her father's big booming steps, small feet pattered against the carpet.
- I ran to the stair chamber, listening to the footfalls of the figure come back down the stairs with another pair of feet pattering quickly behind.
- (sound) golpeteo (masculine) the soft patter of the rain el suave golpeteo or tamborileo de la lluvia the patter of tiny feet [humorous/humorístico] pasitos (masculine plural) de niño