Definition of pit-a-pat in English:
With a sound like quick light steps or taps: my heart goes pit-a-pat
More example sentences
- Our hearts went pitapat when we received the news that the inventors were all set to snap up the million-dollar prize.
- Consequently, I'm doubly grateful for a CD of Rosner's orchestral music, and the designation ‘Volume 1 ‘makes my heart go pit-a-pat.’
- By way of illustration, he invited his readers to ‘fancy Mr. Neville Chamberlain having twenty-five feet of intestines and a heart going pit-a-pat all the time.’
noun[in singular] Back to top
Early 16th century: imitative of alternating sounds.
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