English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'patter'

Additional synonyms

in the sense of prate
Definition
to talk idly and at length
Synonyms
gas (informal),
rabbit (on) (British, informal),
jaw (slang),
waffle (informal, British),
yak (slang),
gab (informal),
witter on (informal),
shoot your mouth off (slang)
in the sense of prattle
Definition
foolish or childish talk
I had had enough of his mindless prattle.
Synonyms
waffle (informal),
wittering (informal),
prating,
blether (Scottish)
in the sense of rattle on
Definition
to talk quickly and at length about something unimportant
I listened in silence as Sam rattled on.
Synonyms
rabbit (on) (British, informal),
witter (informal),
yak (away) (slang),
run on,
earbash (Australian, New Zealand, slang)
in the sense of scurry
Definition
to run quickly with short steps
The attack began, sending residents scurrying for cover.
in the sense of scuttle
Definition
to run with short quick steps
Two very small children scuttled away.
Synonyms
run,
hare (British, informal),
beetle,
scutter (British, informal)
in the sense of skip
Definition
to move lightly by hopping from one foot to the other
She was skipping along the pavement.
in the sense of slang
Definition
informal language not used in formal speech or writing and often restricted to a particular social group or profession
He liked to think he kept up with current slang.
Synonyms
colloquialisms,
idioms,
informal language
in the sense of spout
Definition
to talk about (something) in a boring way or without much thought
She would go red in the face and start to spout.
Synonyms
go on (informal),
rabbit (on) (British, informal),
ramble (on),
spiel (informal),
speechify
in the sense of trip
Definition
to walk lightly and quickly, with a dancelike motion
They tripped along without a care in the world.
Synonyms
hop,
tread lightly
in the sense of vernacular
Definition
the commonly spoken language or dialect of a particular people or place
To use the vernacular of the day, Peter was square.
Synonyms
native language,
vulgar tongue

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