[pit-er-pat-er] /ˈpɪt ərˈpæt ər/
the sound of a rapid succession of light beats or taps, as of rain, footsteps, etc.
verb (used without object)
to produce or move with this sound:
She pitter-pattered along the hallway.
with such a sound:
to run pitter-patter through the house.
the sound of light rapid taps or pats, as of raindrops
(intransitive) to make such a sound
with such a sound: the rain fell pitter-patter on the window
- Pitter-patter of tiny feet
noun phrase See patter of tiny feet
- Pitting edema
pitting edema n. Edema that retains for a time the indentation produced by pressure.
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