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patter of tiny feet

the sound of young children; having children in the household. I really liked having the patter of tiny feet in the house. Darling, I think we're going to be hearing the patter of tiny feet soon.
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the patter of tiny feet

  (humorous)
something that you say which means that someone is going to have a baby I bet it won't be long till we hear the patter of tiny feet.
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patter of tiny feet

n. the sound of young children; having children in the household. Darling, I think we’re going to be hearing the patter of tiny feet soon.
See also: feet, of, patter, tiny
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Outside the wind still screamed and the rain splashed and pattered against the windows.
It was already one in the morning; the rain pattered dismally against the panes, and my candle was nearly burnt out, when, by the glimmer of the half-extinguished light, I saw the dull yellow eye of the creature open; it breathed hard, and a convulsive motion agitated its limbs.
We sat here, looking silently at the row of little tables, which extended down both sides of the cabin, and listening to the rain as it dripped and pattered on the boat, and plashed with a dismal merriment in the water, until the arrival of the railway train, for whose final contribution to our stock of passengers, our departure was alone deferred.
Both listened to the thunder, which was loud, and to the rain, as it washed off the roof, and pattered on the parapets of the arches.
The rain fell heavily on the roof, and pattered on the ground, and dripped among the evergreens and the leafless branches of the trees.
The rain came down, thick and fast, and pattered noisily among the leafless bushes.
The moon, as Wardle had foretold, was rapidly on the wane; large tiers of dark, heavy clouds, which had been gradually overspreading the sky for some time past, now formed one black mass overhead; and large drops of rain which pattered every now and then against the windows of the chaise, seemed to warn the travellers of the rapid approach of a stormy night.
Ten o'clock passed, and I heard the footsteps of the maid as they pattered off to bed.
Captain," she pattered all at once, like peas dropping, speaking Russian confidently, though with a strong German accent, "and no sort of scandal, and his honour came drunk, and it's the whole truth I am telling, Mr.
Groups of 10-30 birds pattered over a short distance (20-30 m), some briefly loosing contact with the water surface in a pattering flight.
Between tunes, Lemper pattered on as she amusingly and intelligently conducted you on the trip.
Initially it pattered like light rain; later there were fortissimo chord clusters that gradually subsided into echo and eventually into the "ping" of a single note.
RELATED ARTICLE: ROYAL NEW ZEALAND BALLET has come a long way since its first brave showing some forty years ago, when noisy, blocked pointe shoes pattered across a wooden stage, and decor and costumes gave the impression of having been thrown together by willing amateurs.