Pit"a*pat` (?), adv. [An onomatopoetic reduplication of pat a light, quick blow.]

In a flutter; with palpitation or quick succession of beats.

Lowell. "The fox's heart went pitapat." L'Estrange.

 

© Webster 1913.


Pit"a*pat`, n.

A light, repeated sound; a pattering, as of the rain.

"The pitapat of a pretty foot."

Dryden.

 

© Webster 1913.

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