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Meaning of pitter-patter

pit•ter-pat•ter

Pronunciation: (pit'ur-pat'ur), [key]
— n.
  1. the sound of a rapid succession of light beats or taps, as of rain, footsteps, etc.
—v.i.
  1. to produce or move with this sound: She pitter-pattered along the hallway.
—adv.
  1. with such a sound: to run pitter-patter through the house.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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