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Synonyms of 'patter'

(verb) 
Definition
to make repeated light tapping sounds
All night the sleet pattered on the tin roof.
Synonyms
tap
Tap the egg lightly with a teaspoon.
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beat
The rain was beating on the window pains.
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pat
She patted me on the knee.
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pelt
Crowds started to pelt police cars with stones.
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rat-a-tat
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pitter-patter
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pitapat
(verb) 
Definition
to walk with quick soft steps
She jumped up and pattered across the room.
Synonyms
walk lightly
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trip
They tripped along without a care in the world.
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skip
She was skipping along the pavement.
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scuttle
Two very small children scuttled away.
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scurry
The attack began, sending residents scurrying for cover.
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tiptoe
(noun) 
Definition
a quick succession of light tapping sounds, such as by feet
the patter of the driving rain on the window
Synonyms
tapping
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pattering
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pitter-patter
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pitapat
(noun) 
Definition
the glib rapid speech of comedians or salesmen
Don't be taken in by the sales patter.
Synonyms
spiel (informal)
She had been hearing this kind of spiel for thirty years now.
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line
Don't be fooled by that line about having seen you before somewhere.
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pitch
He was impressed with her hard sales pitch.
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monologue
He ignored the question and continued his monologue.
(noun) 
Definition
chatter
the cheery patter of DJs
Synonyms
chatter
She kept up a steady stream of chatter the whole time.
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prattle
I had had enough of his mindless prattle.
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nattering
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yak (slang)
(noun) 
Definition
the jargon of a particular group
the famous Glasgow patter
Synonyms
jargon
full of the jargon and slang of self-improvement courses
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slang
He liked to think he kept up with current slang.
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vernacular
To use the vernacular of the day, Peter was square.
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cant
He resorted to a lot of pseudo-psychological cant to confuse me.
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lingo (informal)
I don't speak the lingo.
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patois
people from the ghetto who speak street patois
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argot
the argot of the university campus
(verb) 
Definition
to speak glibly and rapidly
Synonyms
chatter
Everyone was chattering away in different languages.
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spout (informal)
She would go red in the face and start to spout.
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babble
They all babbled simultaneously.
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rattle off
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hold forth
He is capable of holding forth with great eloquence.
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spiel (informal)
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jabber
I left them there jabbering away
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rattle on
I listened in silence as Sam rattled on.
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Additional synonyms

in the sense of argot
Definition
slang or jargon peculiar to a particular group
the argot of the university campus
in the sense of babble
Definition
to talk in a quick, foolish, or muddled way
They all babbled simultaneously.
Synonyms
waffle (informal, British),
splutter,
gaggle,
burble,
rabbit on (British, informal),
earbash (Australian, New Zealand, slang)
in the sense of beat
Definition
to strike with a series of violent blows
The rain was beating on the window pains.
Synonyms

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