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Definition of patter:

  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.
  5. To mutter; as prayers.
  6. To mutter; to mumble; as, to patter with the lips.
  7. To spatter; to sprinkle.
  8. To strike with a quick succession of slight, sharp sounds; as, pattering rain or hail; pattering feet.
  9. To talk glibly; to chatter; to harangue.


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