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

1 sense of pitter-patter

Sense 1
pitter-patter -- (a series of rapid tapping sounds; "she missed the pitter-patter of little feet around the house")
       => pat, rap, tap -- (the sound made by a gentle blow)

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

2 senses of pitter-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'")

Synonyms of adv pitter-patter

2 senses of pitter-patter

Sense 1
pit-a-pat, pitty-patty, pitty-pat, pitter-patter -- (as of footsteps; "he came running pit-a-pat down the hall")

Sense 2
pit-a-pat, pitty-patty, pitty-pat, pitter-patter -- (describing a rhythmic beating; "his heart went pit-a-pat")

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