pit-a-pat

Definitions of pit-a-pat
  1. adverb
    as of footsteps
    “he came running pit-a-pat down the hall”
    synonyms: pitter-patter, pitty-pat, pitty-patty
  2. adverb
    describing a rhythmic beating
    “his heart went pit-a-pat
    synonyms: pitter-patter, pitty-pat, pitty-patty
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