Definition of pitter-patter adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

pitter-patter

 adverb,noun
adverb, noun
BrE BrE//ˈpɪtə pætə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɪtə pætər//
 
 
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= pit-a-pat Word Origin late Middle English: reduplication (expressing rhythmic repetition) of the verb patter.
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