how to pronounce patter


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patter is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of patter in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… their hearts would patter they they'd be …”

meanings of patter


  1. To repeat the Lord's Prayer.
  2. To spatter; to sprinkle.
  3. To repeat hurriedly; to mutter.
  4. To pray.
  5. To make irregularly repeated sounds of low-to-moderate magnitude and lower-than-average pitch.
  6. To speak glibly and rapidly, as does an auctioneer or a sports commentator.


  1. A soft repeated sound, as of rain falling, or feet walking on a hard surface.
  2. One who pats.
  3. Glib and rapid speech, such as from an auctioneer or a sports commentator.

patter frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word patter occurs in english on average 1.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics patter can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that patter can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to patter


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