Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: patter
IPA transcription: [p'ætɚ]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: spiel, patter, line_of_gab
    Meaning: plausible glib talk (especially useful to a salesperson)
Usage examples
  • Like the music in the patter of small feet
  • Marcella came up to the nursery and played all day, watching the rain patter upon the new tin gutter.
  • Impulsively, I started toward him to remonstrate against the extravagance, but stopped as I heard the patter of rain against the windows.
  • Seldom indeed had the old hall despite its many years, seen such a running to and fro, heard such a patter of flying feet, such merry voices, such gay, and heart-felt laughter.
  • In the radiance of the spring, she saw them, and in the glory of the autumn; she breathed the fragrance of the pines in winter and heard the soft patter of summer rains on widespreading leaves.
  • I thought the Cantankerous Old Lady, who was a shrewd person in her way, must surely see through this obvious patter; but I had under-estimated the average human capacity for swallowing flattery.