What does pitter-patter mean?

Definitions for pitter-patter
ˈpɪt ərˈpæt ərpit·ter-pat·ter

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pitter-patter(verb)

    a series of rapid tapping sounds

    "she missed the pitter-patter of little feet around the house"

  2. sprinkle, spit, spatter, patter, pitter-patter(verb)

    rain gently

    "It has only sprinkled, but the roads are slick"

  3. patter, pitter-patter(adverb)

    make light, rapid and repeated sounds

    "gently pattering rain"

  4. pit-a-pat, pitty-patty, pitty-pat, pitter-patter(adverb)

    as of footsteps

    "he came running pit-a-pat down the hall"

  5. pit-a-pat, pitty-patty, pitty-pat, pitter-patter(adverb)

    describing a rhythmic beating

    "his heart went pit-a-pat"


  1. pitter-patter(Noun)

    A soft, percussive sound, as of tiny feet or rain on a rooftop.

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How to say pitter-patter in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pitter-patter in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pitter-patter in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of pitter-patter in a Sentence

  1. Donald Trump:

    She says the same thing over and over and over, but a lot of the people didn't hear it in the debate so they heard it for the first time. It's almost like robotic, frankly, she's got a good line of pitter-patter but if you listen for 5 minutes you develop a tremendous headache.

Images & Illustrations of pitter-patter

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