Definition of patter:
- A quick succession of slight sounds; as, the patter of rain; the patter of little feet.
- Glib and rapid speech; a voluble harangue.
- The cant of a class; patois; as, thieves's patter; gypsies' patter.
- 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.
- To mutter; as prayers.
- To mutter; to mumble; as, to patter with the lips.
- To spatter; to sprinkle.
- To strike with a quick succession of slight, sharp sounds; as, pattering rain or hail; pattering feet.
- To talk glibly; to chatter; to harangue.
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- speak (part of speech: verb)
- speech (part of speech: noun)
- "The Charm of Ireland", Burton Egbert Stevenson.
- "Madge Morton, Captain of the Merry Maid", Amy D. V. Chalmers.
- "The Mating of Lydia", Mrs. Humphry Ward.