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Pronunciation:  'pitur`patur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a series of rapid tapping sounds; "she missed the pitter-patter of little feet around the house"
  2. [adv]  describing a rhythmic beating; "his heart went pit-a-pat"
  3. [adv]  as of footsteps; "he came running pit-a-pat down the hall"
  4. [v]  make light, rapid and repeated sounds, as of rain
  5. [v]  rain gently; "It has only sprinkled, but the roads are slick"

PITTER-PATTER is a 13 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: patter, patter, pit-a-pat, pitty-pat, pitty-patty, spatter, spit, sprinkle
 See Also: go, pat, rain, rain down, rap, sound, tap



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Pit"ter-pat`ter\, n.
    A sound like that of alternating light beats. Also, a
    pattering of words.
  2. \Pit"ter-pat`ter\, adv.
    With, or with the sound of, alternating light beats; as, his
    heart went pitter-patter.
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