pitter-patter

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pit·ter-pat·ter

 (pĭt′ər-păt′ər)
n.
A rapid series of light tapping sounds.
intr.v. pit·ter-pat·tered, pit·ter-pat·ter·ing, pit·ter-pat·ters
To make or move with a series of light tapping sounds: rain pitter-pattering on the roof.

[Imitative.]

pitter-patter

(ˈpɪtəˌpætə)
n
the sound of light rapid taps or pats, as of raindrops
vb
(intr) to make such a sound
adv
with such a sound: the rain fell pitter-patter on the window.

pit•ter-pat•ter

(ˈpɪt ərˈpæt ər)

n.
1. the sound of a rapid succession of light beats or taps, as of rain or footsteps.
v.i.
2. to produce or move with this sound.
adv.
3. with such a sound.
[1400–50; late Middle English: a babbled prayer; of expressive orig.]

pitter-patter


Past participle: pitter-pattered
Gerund: pitter-pattering

Imperative
pitter-patter
pitter-patter
Present
I pitter-patter
you pitter-patter
he/she/it pitter-patters
we pitter-patter
you pitter-patter
they pitter-patter
Preterite
I pitter-pattered
you pitter-pattered
he/she/it pitter-pattered
we pitter-pattered
you pitter-pattered
they pitter-pattered
Present Continuous
I am pitter-pattering
you are pitter-pattering
he/she/it is pitter-pattering
we are pitter-pattering
you are pitter-pattering
they are pitter-pattering
Present Perfect
I have pitter-pattered
you have pitter-pattered
he/she/it has pitter-pattered
we have pitter-pattered
you have pitter-pattered
they have pitter-pattered
Past Continuous
I was pitter-pattering
you were pitter-pattering
he/she/it was pitter-pattering
we were pitter-pattering
you were pitter-pattering
they were pitter-pattering
Past Perfect
I had pitter-pattered
you had pitter-pattered
he/she/it had pitter-pattered
we had pitter-pattered
you had pitter-pattered
they had pitter-pattered
Future
I will pitter-patter
you will pitter-patter
he/she/it will pitter-patter
we will pitter-patter
you will pitter-patter
they will pitter-patter
Future Perfect
I will have pitter-pattered
you will have pitter-pattered
he/she/it will have pitter-pattered
we will have pitter-pattered
you will have pitter-pattered
they will have pitter-pattered
Future Continuous
I will be pitter-pattering
you will be pitter-pattering
he/she/it will be pitter-pattering
we will be pitter-pattering
you will be pitter-pattering
they will be pitter-pattering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been pitter-pattering
you have been pitter-pattering
he/she/it has been pitter-pattering
we have been pitter-pattering
you have been pitter-pattering
they have been pitter-pattering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been pitter-pattering
you will have been pitter-pattering
he/she/it will have been pitter-pattering
we will have been pitter-pattering
you will have been pitter-pattering
they will have been pitter-pattering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been pitter-pattering
you had been pitter-pattering
he/she/it had been pitter-pattering
we had been pitter-pattering
you had been pitter-pattering
they had been pitter-pattering
Conditional
I would pitter-patter
you would pitter-patter
he/she/it would pitter-patter
we would pitter-patter
you would pitter-patter
they would pitter-patter
Past Conditional
I would have pitter-pattered
you would have pitter-pattered
he/she/it would have pitter-pattered
we would have pitter-pattered
you would have pitter-pattered
they would have pitter-pattered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pitter-patter - a series of rapid tapping sounds; "she missed the pitter-patter of little feet around the house"
pat, tap, rap - the sound made by a gentle blow
Verb1.pitter-patter - rain gently; "It has only sprinkled, but the roads are slick"
rain, rain down - precipitate as rain; "If it rains much more, we can expect some flooding"
2.pitter-patter - make light, rapid and repeated sounds; "gently pattering rain"
sound, go - make a certain noise or sound; "She went `Mmmmm'"; "The gun went `bang'"
Adv.1.pitter-patter - as of footsteps; "he came running pit-a-pat down the hall"
2.pitter-patter - describing a rhythmic beating; "his heart went pit-a-pat"
Translations

pitter-patter

n (of rain)Klatschen nt; (of feet)Getrappel nt, → Getrippel nt
adv her heart went pitter-patterihr Herz klopfte or pochte
vi (rain) → platschen, klatschen; (= run)trappeln, trippeln

pitter-patter

(pitəˈpӕtə) noun
a light, tapping sound. the pitter-patter of rain on a window.
verb
to make such a sound.
adverb
while making this sound. The mouse ran pitter-patter across the floor.
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