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pitapat

[ pit-uh-pat ]

adverb

  1. with a quick succession of beats or taps:

    Her heart beat pitapat with excitement.



noun

  1. the movement or the sound of something going pitapat:

    the pitapat of hail on a roof.

verb (used without object)

, pit·a·pat·ted, pit·a·pat·ting.
  1. to go pitapat.

pitapat

/ ˌpɪtəˈpæt /

adverb

  1. with quick light taps or beats


verb

  1. intr to make quick light taps or beats

noun

  1. such taps or beats

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Word History and Origins

Origin of pitapat1

First recorded in 1515–25; imitative gradational compound

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Example Sentences

And Stempenju dissolves on his violin and melts like wax; pitapat is all you may hear.

Scolding and pushing Pitapat out before her, she closed the door with a bang.

"Three times and out," he whispered as the boys' hearts went pitapat.

She walks the deck; and tick, tick, pitapat, go the four little paws after her.

Somebody marched pitapat about the room, and somebody danced by the fireplace.

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