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patter

(verb) Plausible glib talk (especially useful to a salesperson).

Synonyms: line of gab, spiel

Usage: The automobile salesman spoke about the old car so approvingly and at such length that the customers soon began to grow tired of his patter.
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patter
Definition: (verb) Plausible glib talk (especially useful to a salesperson).
Synonyms: line of gab, spiel
Usage: The automobile salesman spoke about the old car so approvingly and at such length that the customers soon began to grow tired of his patter.
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The patter of rain on the rough top


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The patter of tiny feet around the house.
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Related to patter: Patter song, mockeries
pat·ter 1 (păt′ər)
v. pat·tered, pat·ter·ing, pat·ters
v.intr.
1. To make a quick succession of light soft tapping sounds: Rain pattered steadily against the glass.
2. To move with quick, light, softly audible steps.
v.tr.
To cause to patter.
n.
A quick succession of light soft tapping sounds: the patter of rain on the rooftops.
[Frequentative of pat.]
pat·ter 2 (păt′ər)
v. pat·tered, pat·ter·ing, pat·ters
v.intr.
1. To speak or chatter glibly and rapidly.
2. To mumble prayers in a mechanical manner.
v.tr.
To utter in a glib, rapid, or mechanical manner.
n.
1. The jargon of a particular group; cant.
2. Glib rapid speech, as of an auctioneer, salesperson, or comedian.
3. Meaningless talk; chatter.
[Middle English pateren, shortening and alteration of paternoster, paternoster (from the mechanical and rapid recitation of the prayer); see paternoster.]
pat′ter·er n.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
patter (ˈpætə)
vb
1. (intr) to walk or move with quick soft steps
2. to strike with or make a quick succession of light tapping sounds
3. (tr) rare to cause to patter
n
a quick succession of light tapping sounds, as of feet: the patter of mice.
[C17: from pat1]
patter (ˈpætə)
n
1. the glib rapid speech of comedians, salesmen, etc
2. quick idle talk; chatter
3. the jargon of a particular group; lingo
vb
4. (intr) to speak glibly and rapidly
5. to repeat (prayers) in a mechanical or perfunctory manner
[C14: from Latin pater in Pater Noster Our Father]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
pat•ter1 (ˈpæt ər)

v.i.
1. to make a rapid succession of light taps.
2. to move or walk lightly or quickly.
v.t.
3. to cause to patter.
4. to spatter with something.
n.
5. a rapid succession of light tapping sounds.
6. the act of pattering.
[1605–15; pat1 + -er6]
pat•ter2 (ˈpæt ər)

n., v.
1. glib and rapid talk used to attract attention, entertain, etc.
2. meaningless, rapid talk; chatter.
3. amusing lines delivered rapidly by an entertainer or performer.
4. the jargon or cant of any class, group, etc.
v.i.
5. to talk glibly or rapidly, esp. with little regard to meaning; chatter.
v.t.
6. to repeat or say rapidly or glibly.
[1375–1425; Middle English pateren to say the paternoster, pray mechanically; see pater]
pat•ter3 (ˈpæt ər)

n.
a person or thing that pats.
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patter
Past participle: pattered

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Lynnems
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patter is not a verb.
cheekyme
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Lynnems wrote:
patter is not a verb.


Intransitive verb? Think

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin
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patter

Definition: (verb) Plausible glib talk (especially useful to a salesperson).
Synonyms: line of gab, spiel
Irma Crespo
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patter

Definition: (verb) Plausible glib talk (especially useful to a salesperson).
Synonyms: line of gab, spiel
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