verb (used without object)
Origin of pitter-patter
Examples from the Web for pitter-patter
My heart kept up its pitter-patter as I continued reading down the thread.Daddy, How Come You’re Always Broke? Benjamin Anastas’s ‘Too Good to Be True’|Benjamin Anastas|October 15, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Then came the pitter-patter of claws upon the smooth surface of the ice.A Sub and a Submarine|Percy F. Westerman
She had not gone far when she heard the pitter-patter of feet.The White Queen of Okoyong|W.P. Livingstone
The noise kept on, "pitter-patter; pitter-patter-patter-pitter; pat-pit-pat-pit."Uncle Wiggily's Adventures|Howard R. Garis
The others followed, pitter-patter down the stairs, and along the gravelled path.
Up and down the children ran, with a pitter-patter of clamouring feet on the leads.