HyperDic: patter

English > 4 senses of the word patter:
NOUNcommunicationpatter, spiel, line of gabplausible glib talk (especially useful to a salesperson)
eventpattera quick succession of light rapid sounds
VERBweatherpatter, sprinkle, spit, spatter, pitter-patterrain gently
perceptionpatter, pitter-pattermake light, rapid and repeated sounds
patter > pronunciation
Soundspae'ter
Rhymesabductor ... zoster: 649 rhymes with ter...
English > patter: 4 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningPlausible glib talk (especially useful to a salesperson).
Synonymsspiel, line of gab
Broaderchannel, communication channel, line(often plural) a means of communication or access
Spanisharenga, palabrería, parloteo, parrafada, perorata
Catalanarenga, garleria, vèrbola, xerrameca
English > patter: 4 senses > noun 2, event
MeaningA quick succession of light rapid sounds.
Examples
  • "the patter of mice"
  • "the patter of tiny feet"
BroadersoundThe sudden occurrence of an audible event
Verbspattermake light, rapid and repeated sounds
English > patter: 4 senses > verb 1, weather
Meaningrain gently.
PatternIt is ----ing
Synonymssprinkle, spit, spatter, pitter-patter
Broaderrain, rain downprecipitate as rain
Spanishchispear, escupir, lloviznar, rociar, salpicar
Catalanesquitxar, ploviscar, plovisquejar
English > patter: 4 senses > verb 2, perception
Meaningmake light, rapid and repeated sounds.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Example"gently pattering rain"
Synonympitter-patter
Broadersound, gomake a certain noise or sound
Spanishrepiquetear, tamborilear
Nounspattera quick succession of light rapid sounds

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