English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'patter'

Additional synonyms

in the sense of cant
Definition
specialized vocabulary of a particular group, such as thieves or lawyers
He resorted to a lot of pseudo-psychological cant to confuse me.
Synonyms
in the sense of hold forth
Definition
to speak for a long time
He is capable of holding forth with great eloquence.
Synonyms
go on,
spout (informal),
spiel (informal),
speechify,
korero (New Zealand)
in the sense of jabber
Definition
to speak very quickly and excitedly
I left them there jabbering away
Synonyms
rabbit (on) (British, informal),
waffle (informal, British),
yap (informal),
run off at the mouth (slang),
in the sense of line
Don't be fooled by that line about having seen you before somewhere.
Synonyms
spiel (informal)
in the sense of lingo
Definition
any foreign or unfamiliar language or jargon
I don't speak the lingo.
in the sense of monologue
Definition
any long speech by one person, esp. one which prevents other people talking or expressing their views
He ignored the question and continued his monologue.
in the sense of pat
Definition
to tap (someone or something) lightly with the hand
She patted me on the knee.
in the sense of patois
Definition
the jargon of a particular group
people from the ghetto who speak street patois
Synonyms
in the sense of pelt
Definition
to throw (missiles) at
Crowds started to pelt police cars with stones.
Synonyms
wallop (informal),
hurl at,
cast at,
sling at
in the sense of pitch
Definition
a persuasive sales talk, esp. one routinely repeated
He was impressed with her hard sales pitch.
Synonyms
spiel (informal)

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