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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

With a succession of strong rapid beats (as of the heart).

Usage examples (12)
  • How his heart had gone pitapat when he had discovered it and had quietly, oh, so quietly, dropped his baited hook into the clear, spring water.
  • And though Widow Precious felt her heart go pitapat at first sight of another Mrs. Mordacks, she made up her mind, with a gulp, not to let this cash go to the Thornwick.
  • I listened intently, and presently heard a light “pitapat,” as if some one was walking across the floor; and while I was trying to muster up courage to call out, there...
  • Awguan, top horse and foreman of Stanley's mount, swung pitapat down the winding pass at a brisk fox trot. for more
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