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Noun patter has 2 senses
  1. spiel, patter, line of gab - plausible glib talk (especially useful to a salesperson)
    --1 is a kind of line
  2. patter - a quick succession of light rapid sounds; "the patter of mice"; "the patter of tiny feet"
    --2 is a kind of
    Derived form: verb patter2
Verb patter has 2 senses
  1. sprinkle, spit, spatter, patter, pitter-patter - rain gently; "It has only sprinkled, but the roads are slick"
    --1 is one way to rain, rain down
    Sample sentence:
    It is ----ing
  2. patter, pitter-patter - make light, rapid and repeated sounds; "gently pattering rain"
    --2 is one way to sound, go
    Derived form: noun patter2
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s PP
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