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pitapat

pit·a·pat

pitapat

 
pronunciation:
pI t paet
parts of speech:
adverb, noun, intransitive verb
part of speech: adverb
definition: with a soft rapid flutter or beat.
The rain fell pitapat on the car.
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a soft rapid fluttering or beating sound.
the pitapat of his heart in anticipation
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: pitapats, pitapatted, pitapatting
definition: to flutter, beat, or step softly and rapidly.