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pitapat

[ pit-uh-pat ]
/ 藞p瑟t 蓹藢p忙t /
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adverb
with a quick succession of beats or taps: Her heart beat pitapat with excitement.
noun
the movement or the sound of something going pitapat: the pitapat of hail on a roof.
verb (used without object), pit路a路pat路ted, pit路a路pat路ting.
to go pitapat.
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Origin of pitapat

First recorded in 1515鈥25; imitative gradational compound
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British Dictionary definitions for pitapat

pitapat
/ (藢p瑟t蓹藞p忙t) /

adverb
with quick light taps or beats
verb -pats, -patting or -patted
(intr) to make quick light taps or beats
noun
such taps or beats
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