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See definition of pitter-patter on Dictionary.com
  • as inpatter
  • as inpad
  • as inpalpitate

synonyms for pitter-patter

  • chatter
  • pad
  • pat
  • pelt
  • rat-a-tat
  • rattle
  • scurry
  • scuttle
  • skip
  • tap
  • tiptoe
  • trip
  • pitapat
See also synonyms for: pitter-pattered / pitter-pattering
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antonyms for pitter-patter

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  • quiet
  • silence
  • tiptoe
  • simplify
  • steady
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How to use pitter-patter in a sentence

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
He gets a lot of encouragement out of yells, the patter of many ponies' hoofs, and the flutter of an abundance of feathers.
BLAZED TRAIL STORIESSTEWART EDWARD WHITE
Chub had been expecting the explosions of a gasoline motor rather than the patter of hoofs.
MOTOR MATT'S DARING, OR, TRUE TO HIS FRIENDSSTANLEY R. MATTHEWS
The gray stranger, however, at that instant got ear of the patter of the staff and the clamor of derision.
THE CRUISE OF THE SHINING LIGHTNORMAN DUNCAN
And now the patter of running feet sounded from the pavement below.
THE LION'S BROODDUFFIELD OSBORNE
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WORDS RELATED TO PITTER-PATTER

  • creep
  • go barefoot
  • hike
  • march
  • patter
  • pitter-patter
  • plod
  • pussyfoot
  • sneak
  • steal
  • traipse
  • tramp
  • trek
  • trudge
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