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Definition of "pattering" [pattering]

  • Present participle of patter. (verb)
  • Groupings of frequent irregularly repeated sounds of moderate magnitude and lower-than-average pitch. (noun)

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Use "pattering" in a sentence
  • "Lights fizzing onto the pavement, I felt the rain pattering down by my shoes."
  • "Strike the ends of the fingers irregularly on the desk (to imitate the rain pattering on the roof of a building.) 2."
  • "I slept soundly for a long time; then I waked up and found that, instead of rain pattering against the roof, and darkness everywhere, it was quite light."