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See definition of patter on Dictionary.com
  • nounlight walk; soft beat
  • nouncasual talk
  • verbgab, chatter

synonyms for patter

  • chatter
  • pad
  • pat
  • pelt
  • pitter-patter
  • rat-a-tat
  • rattle
  • scurry
  • scuttle
  • skip
  • tap
  • tiptoe
  • trip
  • pitapat
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antonyms for patter

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  • quiet
  • silence
  • standard
  • silence
  • quiet
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How to use patter in a sentence

While there are plenty of sounds to choose from, our favorites included the gentle patter of rainfall, which masked a bed partner’s snores.
OUR FAVORITE GEAR FOR A BETTER NIGHT’S SLEEPSYADRONSEPTEMBER 1, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
In the patter around, and woven into, his brisk piano reading of “Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out” he recalled his late friend and longtime bandmate Clarence Clemons.
THE REOPENING OF SPRINGSTEEN ON BROADWAY BROUGHT BROADWAY OUT OF HIBERNATION—AND ONE PACKED THEATER INTO A BRIGHTER FUTURESTEPHANIE ZACHAREKJUNE 28, 2021TIME
Demi had been keeping up a soft patter of chat, but just now she wasn’t sure what to say.
HOW A RURAL VIRGINIA TOWN CAME TOGETHER FOR AN UNFORGETTABLE PANDEMIC PROMHANNAH NATANSONMAY 7, 2021WASHINGTON POST
“Without knowing it, during the kite chases I was learning how to get around — by sensing the currents of air and by listening to the patter of feet on a roof, to the scrapes of shoes along a wall,” he wrote.
VED MEHTA, WHOSE MONUMENTAL AUTOBIOGRAPHY EXPLORED LIFE IN INDIA, DIES AT 86HARRISON SMITHJANUARY 12, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The short steps patter on the bridge connecting the upper rotunda with the cell-house, and pass along the gallery.
PRISON MEMOIRS OF AN ANARCHISTALEXANDER BERKMAN
When the carriage-door was shut and the driver was mounting his box, the same old patter attracted my attention.
THE NURSERY, DECEMBER 1881, VOL. XXXVARIOUS
Weston looked up sharply as a patter of approaching footsteps rose out of the shadows behind him.
THE GOLD TRAILHAROLD BINDLOSS
At that moment there was the sound of a scream, then the patter of running feet in the court below.
THE SUNBRIDGE GIRLS AT SIX STAR RANCHELEANOR H. (ELEANOR HODGMAN) PORTER
Let others who have more sin on their souls, and are more frighted by priests' patter, go if they list.
GOD WILLS IT!WILLIAM STEARNS DAVIS
There was a young broker's clerk, whose patter was of prices, and of fortunes made without service.
LOVE'S PILGRIMAGEUPTON SINCLAIR
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WORDS RELATED TO PATTER

  • blab
  • blubber
  • blurt
  • burble
  • cackle
  • chat
  • chatter
  • gibber
  • go on
  • gossip
  • gush
  • jabber
  • mumble
  • murmur
  • mutter
  • patter
  • prate
  • prattle
  • rant
  • rave
  • run off at the mouth
  • run on
  • spill the beans
  • squeal
  • talk foolishly
  • talk incoherently
  • talk nonsensically
  • tattle
  • trivialize
  • yak
  • yakkety yak
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