Definition Of patters


a repeated light tapping.

I hear a patter of footsteps, and Jenni comes up behind me.

make a repeated light tapping sound.

The sound of rain pattering on the roof woke Miles up.

rapid or smooth-flowing continuous talk, such as that used by a comedian or salesman.

He worked up a good bit of patter with the audience and even managed to get a laugh when recounting a story that involved switching into a different language.

talk at length without saying anything significant.

She pattered on and on as we walked out the ramp to the airplane and were seated in the last row of the First Class section.

Example Of patters

  • a patter song of invective

  • A light rain pattered down over them as they rode along, talking about nothing in particular, enjoying each other's company.

  • All I can hear is the light patter of the rain outside, and the sound of water dripping from my drenched self onto the car seat.

  • Amy pattered in, holding Bob in her arms, and winced.

  • And then I hear the sound of little feet and they aren't pitter pattering , they are running.

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