- 1[intransitive] + adv./prep. to make quick, light sounds as a surface is being hit several times Rain pattered against the window.
- 2[intransitive] + adv./prep. to walk with light steps in a particular direction I heard her feet pattering along the corridor.
NAmE//ˈpæt̮ər//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they patter
he / she / it patters
past simple pattered
-ing form pattering