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patter

US [ˈpætər]
UK [ˈpætə(r)]
  • n.吧嗒吧嗒的响声;急速的轻拍声;(为推销或娱乐的)不间断说话
  • v.发出轻快的拍打声;轻盈地走
  • Web行话;喋喋不休;噼里啪啦
Simple Present:patters  Present Participle:pattering  Past Tense:pattered  
patter
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n.
1.
[sing]
吧嗒吧嗒的响声;急速的轻拍声the sound that is made by sth repeatedly hitting a surface quickly and lightly
the patter of feet/footsteps
哒哒的脚步声
the patter of rain on the roof
雨打屋顶的啪哒声
2.
[u][sing]
(为推销或娱乐的)不间断说话fast continuous talk by sb who is trying to sell you sth or entertain you
sales patter
为了推销一口气说的话
IDM
We can't wait to hear the patter of tiny feet.
我们恨不得早点儿有个小宝宝。
the patter of tiny feet
(informal)
(用于想要或即将有孩子时)小宝宝的脚步声a way of referring to children when sb wants, or is going to have, a baby
We can't wait to hear the patter of tiny feet.
我们恨不得早点儿有个小宝宝。
v.
1.
[i]
+ adv./prep.
发出轻快的拍打声to make quick, light sounds as a surface is being hit several times
Rain pattered against the window.
雨点啪哒啪哒地敲击着窗子。
2.
[i]
+ adv./prep.
轻盈地走to walk with light steps in a particular direction
I heard her feet pattering along the corridor.
我听到她步履轻盈地在走廊上走过。

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