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  1. patter

    • IPA[ˈpadər]

    美式

    • n.
      rapid or smooth-flowing continuous talk, such as that used by a comedian or salesman;the special language or jargon of a profession or other group
    • v.
      talk at length without saying anything significant
    • verb: patter, 3rd person present: patters, gerund or present participle: pattering, past tense: pattered, past participle: pattered

    • noun: patter

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    • 1. talk at length without saying anything significant she pattered on incessantly
    • n.
      a sound like that of quick light steps or taps: the soft pitter-patter of the rain on the leaves
    • adv.
      with a sound like that of quick light steps or taps: footsteps that go pitter-patter
    • v.
      move with or make a pitter-patter sound: the rain pitter-pattered on my windows

    Oxford Dictionary

    • n.
      a sound as of quick light steps or taps: the pitter-patter of tiny feet
    • adv.
      with the sound of quick light steps or taps: footsteps that go pitter-patter
    • v.
      move with or make a pitter-patter sound: the rain pitter-pattered on my windows

    Oxford American Dictionary

    • ph.
      used in reference to the presence or imminent birth of a child

    Oxford Dictionary

    • ph.
      used in reference to the presence or imminent birth of a child

    Oxford American Dictionary

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    • IPA[ˈpatə]

    英式

    • n.
      rapid continuous talk, such as that used by a comedian or salesperson: take a friend with you to deflect the sales patter
    • v.
      talk at length without saying anything significant: she pattered on incessantly

    Oxford Dictionary

    • IPA[ˈpatə]

    英式

    • v.
      make a repeated light tapping sound: a flurry of rain pattered against the window
    • n.
      a repeated light tapping: the plashing patter of steady rain

    Oxford Dictionary

    • IPA[ˈpadər]

    美式

    • v.
      make a repeated light tapping sound: a flurry of rain pattered against the window
    • n.
      a repeated light tapping: the rain had stopped its vibrating patter above him

    Oxford American Dictionary