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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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She pattered across the damp, stony lower hall and I followed her up the high staircase--stonier still, as it seemed-- without an invitation.
Opening it hurriedly, out there jumped five little dried orange pips, which pattered down upon his plate.
Often he would not trouble to dress for his simple meals; but pattered about among the corded brown-paper parcels (which no one else was allowed to touch) in an old brown dressing-gown.
Soft feet pattered in the gallery and down the stairs about my very ears.
With this mysterious speech I pattered into the house bare-footed and full of my plan.
It was an excellent place for woe; and the fitful spring rain that pattered on the window-pane seemed to sob, "Cry away: I'm with you.
Rain-drops pattered against the glass; the autumn wind whistled mournfully in the corners of the courtyard.
The creature instantly broke into a succession of high, tremulous yelps, and, with his nose on the ground, and his tail in the air, pattered off upon the trail at a pace which strained his leash and kept us at the top of our speed.
The rain and hail pattered against the glass; the chimneys quaked and rocked; the crazy casement rattled with the wind, as though an impatient hand inside were striving to burst it open.
Eagerly Pollyanna's small feet pattered behind her aunt.
The smell of the hole in which I lay seemed to have become a part of me; and during the long interval since his last visit I had suffered tortures of fear, now from the scurrying of the ship's rats, that sometimes pattered on my very face, and now from the dismal imaginings that haunt the bed of fever.
Seryozha, with radiant eyes and smiles, holding his mother by one hand and his nurse by the other, pattered on the rug with his fat little bare feet.