Synonyms of 'patter'
in the sense of prate
to talk idly and at length
in the sense of prattle
foolish or childish talkI had had enough of his mindless prattle.
in the sense of rattle on
to talk quickly and at length about something unimportantI listened in silence as Sam rattled on.
in the sense of scurry
to run quickly with short stepsThe attack began, sending residents scurrying for cover.
in the sense of scuttle
to run with short quick stepsTwo very small children scuttled away.
in the sense of skip
to move lightly by hopping from one foot to the otherShe was skipping along the pavement.
in the sense of slang
informal language not used in formal speech or writing and often restricted to a particular social group or professionHe liked to think he kept up with current slang.
in the sense of spout
to talk about (something) in a boring way or without much thoughtShe would go red in the face and start to spout.
in the sense of trip
to walk lightly and quickly, with a dancelike motionThey tripped along without a care in the world.
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Thesaurus for patter from the Collins English Thesaurus
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