patter


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Synonyms for patter

Synonyms for patter

plausible glib talk (especially useful to a salesperson)

a quick succession of light rapid sounds

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rain gently

make light, rapid and repeated sounds

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On they came in silence broken only by the patter of their feet and the dry rattling of their bony necklets, till they stood in long ranks before the Black One.
A little before mid-day, when the sun was very warm, he heard the patter of feet and smelt the abominable smell of the dhole- pack as they trotted pitilessly along Won-tolla's trail.
There was a thin, crisp, continuous patter from somewhere in the heart of that crawling bank.
We had hardly closed the thornbush door of our zareba, clasped each other's hands, and thrown ourselves panting upon the ground beside our spring, when we heard a patter of feet and then a gentle, plaintive crying from outside our entrance.
We heard her say, 'Mother, there are two men in the house waiting to see you,' and an instant afterwards we heard the patter of feet rushing down the passage.
Tulkinghorn retires into another chamber; bells ring, feet shuffle and patter, silence ensues.
In any case, about my very ears once more, there now followed such a patter and tramp of bare and booted feet as renewed in me a base fear for my own skin.
Yea," quoth Robin, laughing, "truly, they are large enough for any man to see, even were his sight as foggy as that of Peter Patter, who never could see when it was time to go to work.
There was a rapid patter of bare feet, and an unseen hand opened the door into the huntsmen's room, from which came the clear sounds of a balalayka on which someone, who was evidently a master of the art, was playing.
The intermittent sounds--now a cough, now a horrible wheezing or throat-clearing, now a little patter of conversation--were just, he declared, what you hear if you stand in the lion-house when the bones are being mauled.
There was not a soul anywhere near him, but by the occasional flashes of light Thomson could see soldiers and hurrying people in the Admiralty Square, and along the Strand he could hear the patter of footsteps upon the pavement.
Then in the avenue he must have heard the soft patter of hounds coming along the lane, or perhaps seen the pink coats of the huntsmen through the hedge.
You see," (to the prospective buyer), "I've got the entire patter for you.
The wind was as high as ever; but to judge by the lessening patter on the windows the rain was passing away.
In front of one of these places, from whence came the sound of a violin vigorously scraped, the patter of feet on boards and the ring of loud laughter, there stood a man with blotched features.