pit-a-pat

adv
With a series of quick pats.

When John asked Mary to marry him, her heart went pit-a-pat.

The little boy ran pit-a-pat down the hall.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • pit|a|pat — or pit a pat «PIHT uh PAT», adverb, noun, verb, pat|ted, pat|ting. –adv. with a quick succession of beats or taps; flutteringly; patteringly. –n. the movement or sound of something going pitapat; palpitation; pattering …   Useful english dictionary

  • pit|ty|pat — «PIHT ee PAT», adverb, noun, intransitive verb, pat|ted, pat|ting. = pitapat. (Cf. ↑pitapat) …   Useful english dictionary

  • pit-a-pat — pit a .pat adv informal ↑pitter patter …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pit-a-pat — pit a ,pat noun singular PITTER PATTER …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • pit-a-pat — (also pitapat) ► ADVERB ▪ with a sound like quick light taps. ► NOUN ▪ a sound of this kind. ORIGIN imitative …   English terms dictionary

  • Pit er Pat — Infobox musical artist Name = Pit er Pat Img capt = Img size = Landscape = Background = group or band Origin = Illinois, United States Genre = Indie rock, Nu Jazz Years active = 2004 present Label = BAROS, Overcoat, Thrill Jockey Associated acts …   Wikipedia

  • pit-a-pat — {adv.} With a series of quick pats. * /When John asked Mary to marry him, her heart went pit a pat./ * /The little boy ran pit a pat down the hall./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • pit-a-pat — {adv.} With a series of quick pats. * /When John asked Mary to marry him, her heart went pit a pat./ * /The little boy ran pit a pat down the hall./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • pit-a-pat — noun Etymology: imitative Date: 1582 pitter patter • pit a pat adverb or adjective • pit a pat intransitive verb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pit-a-pat — adverb informal pitter­patter pit a pat noun (singular) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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