patter

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Noun[change]

Singular
patter

Plural
patters

  1. Patter refers to the soft sound that feet makes when walking on a hard surface.
    The night was very quiet, and I could hear the patter of the mice crawling in the kitchen.
  2. When someone makes a patter, the person is speaking very fast and the words have no meaning.
    Before the magician started on his magic trick, he got the attention of the audience through his patter.
  3. A patter is someone who pats.

Verb[change]

Plain form
patter

Third-person singular
patters

Past tense
pattered

Past participle
pattered

Present participle
pattering

  1. Pattering refers to the sound made by the rain when it hits a surface.
  2. When someone patters, the person is trying to speak quickly without having meaning in the words, to patter.