Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun patter

2 senses of patter

Sense 1
spiel, patter, line of gab -- (plausible glib talk (especially useful to a salesperson))
       => channel, communication channel, line -- ((often plural) a means of communication or access; "it must go through official channels"; "lines of communication were set up between the two firms")

Sense 2
patter -- (a quick succession of light rapid sounds; "the patter of mice"; "the patter of tiny feet")
       => sound -- (the sudden occurrence of an audible event; "the sound awakened them")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb patter

2 senses of patter

Sense 1
sprinkle, spit, spatter, patter, 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")

Sense 2
patter, 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'")

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