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PATTER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does patter mean? 

PATTER (noun)
  The noun PATTER has 2 senses:

1. plausible glib talk (especially useful to a salesperson)
2. a quick succession of light rapid sounds

  Familiarity information: PATTER used as a noun is rare.


PATTER (verb)
  The verb PATTER has 2 senses:

1. rain gently
2. make light, rapid and repeated sounds

  Familiarity information: PATTER used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PATTER (noun)


Sense 1patter [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Plausible glib talk (especially useful to a salesperson)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

line of gab; patter; spiel

Hypernyms ("patter" is a kind of...):

line (text consisting of a row of words written across a page or computer screen)


Sense 2patter [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A quick succession of light rapid sounds

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Context examples:

the patter of mice / the patter of tiny feet

Hypernyms ("patter" is a kind of...):

sound (the sudden occurrence of an audible event)


PATTER (verb)


Sense 1patter [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Rain gently

Classified under:

Verbs of raining, snowing, thawing, thundering

Synonyms:

patter; pitter-patter; spatter; spit; sprinkle

Context example:

It has only sprinkled, but the roads are slick

Hypernyms (to "patter" is one way to...):

rain; rain down (precipitate as rain)

Sentence frame:

It is ----ing


Sense 2patter [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make light, rapid and repeated sounds

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Synonyms:

pitter-patter; patter

Context example:

gently pattering rain

Hypernyms (to "patter" is one way to...):

go; sound (make a certain noise or sound)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s PP


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