(noun, verb)


1. plausible glib talk (especially useful to a salesperson)

Similar word(s): spiel

Definition categories: communication, channel, line

2. a quick succession of light rapid sounds

- the patter of mice

- the patter of tiny feet

Definition categories: event, sound

Sentences with patter as a noun:

- I could hear the patter of mice running about in the dark.


1. rain gently

Similar word(s): spatter, spit, sprinkle

Definition categories: weather, rain

2. make light, rapid and repeated sounds

- gently pattering rain

Definition categories: perception, go, sound

Sentences with patter as a verb:

- The bullets pattered into the log-cabin walls.