1. [ noun ] (linguistics,writing) plausible glib talk (especially useful to a salesperson)
Synonyms: line_of_gab spiel
Related terms: line spiel
2. [ noun ] a quick succession of light rapid sounds

"the patter of mice" "the patter of tiny feet"

Related terms: sound
3. [ verb ] (meteorology) rain gently
Synonyms: spit spatter pitter-patter sprinkle

"It has only sprinkled, but the roads are slick."

Related terms: rain scattering
4. [ verb ] make light, rapid and repeated sounds, as of rain
Synonyms: pitter-patter
Related terms: go pitter-patter
Similar spelling:   pater