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Pit-a-pat   /pɪt-ə-pæt/   Listen

As of footsteps.  Synonyms: pitter-patter, pitty-pat, pitty-patty.
Describing a rhythmic beating.  Synonyms: pitter-patter, pitty-pat, pitty-patty.

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"Pit-a-pat" Quotes from Famous Books

... there seems O, last of my pale, mistresses, Sweetness! A twylipped scarlet pansie. My caress Tinges thy steelgray eyes to violet. Adown thy body skips the pit-a-pat Of treatment once heard in a hospital For plagues that fascinate, but ...
— Silverpoints • John Gray

... open spaces and deserted squares. In a few seconds, behind this veil which grew thicker and thicker, the city paled and seemed to melt away. It was as though a curtain were being drawn obliquely from heaven to earth. Masses of vapor arose too; and the vast, splashing pit-a-pat was as deafening as any rattle ...
— A Love Episode • Emile Zola

... knew that Santa himself was coming. Little Girl's heart went pit-a-pat for a minute while she wondered if Santa would notice her, but she didn't have to wonder long, for he spied her ...
— The Children's Book of Christmas Stories • Various

... as soft as silk, Little teeth as white as milk, Little noses cool and pink, Little eyes that blink and blink, Little bodies round and fat, Little hearts that pit-a-pat, Surely prettier puppies never Were ...
— Child Songs of Cheer • Evaleen Stein

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