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Patter

Pat´ter
v. i.1.To strike with a quick succession of slight, sharp sounds; as, pattering rain or hail; pattering feet.
[imp. & p. p. Pattered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Pattering.]
The stealing shower is scarce to patter heard.
- Thomson.
2.To mutter; to mumble; as, to patter with the lips.
3.To talk glibly; to chatter; to harangue.
v. t.1.To spatter; to sprinkle.
2.To mutter; as prayers.
[The hooded clouds] patter their doleful prayers.
- Longfellow.
To patter flash
to talk in thieves' cant.
n.1.A quick succession of slight sounds; as, the patter of rain; the patter of little feet.
2.Glib and rapid speech; a voluble harangue.
3.The cant of a class; patois; as, thieves's patter; gypsies' patter.
4.The language or oratory of a street peddler, conjurer, or the like, hence, glib talk; a voluble harangue; mere talk; chatter; also, specif., rapid speech, esp. as sometimes introduced in songs.
Noun1.patter - plausible glib talk (especially useful to a salesperson)
Synonyms: line of gab, spiel
2.patter - a quick succession of light rapid sounds; "the patter of mice"; "the patter of tiny feet"
Verb1.patter - rain gently; "It has only sprinkled, but the roads are slick"
2.patter - make light, rapid and repeated sounds; "gently pattering rain"
Synonyms: pitter-patter
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