Patter is a prepared and practiced speech that is designed to produce a desired response from its audience. Examples of occupations with a patter might include the auctioneer, salesperson, dance caller, or comedian. The term was originally a colloquial shortening of `Pater Noster`, and referred to the practice of mouthing or mumbling prayers qui.....Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patter
• (n.) The language or oratory of a street peddler, conjurer, or the like, hence, glib talk; a voluble harangue; mere talk; chatter; also, specif., rapid speech, esp. as sometimes introduced in songs. • (v. i.) To strike with a quick succession of slight, sharp sounds; as, pattering rain or hail; pattering feet. • (v. i.) To mutter; ...Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/patter/
1. To strike with a quick succession of slight, sharp sounds; as, pattering rain or hail; pattering feet. 'The stealing shower is scarce to patter heard.' (Thomson) ... 2. To mutter; to mumble; as, to patter with the lips. [In this sense, and in the following, perh. From paternoster. ... 3. To talk glibly; to chatter; to harangue. 'I've gone out an...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20973
a quick succession of light rapid sounds; `the patter of mice`; `the patter of tiny feet`Found on https://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20974
Pat'ter intransitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Pattered
; present participle & verbal noun Pattering
.] [ Freq. of pat
to strike gently.] 1.
To strike with a quick succession of slight, sharp sounds; as, patter...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/P/34
Pat'ter noun 1.
A quick succession of slight sounds; as, the patter
of rain; the patter
of little feet. 2.
Glib and rapid speech; a voluble harangue. 3.
The cant of a class; patois; as, thieves's patter
; gypsies' patter
. Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/P/34
Pat'ter transitive verb 1.
To spatter; to sprinkle. [ R.] 'And patter
the water about the boat.' J. R. Drake. 2.
[ See Patter
, intransitive verb
, 2.] To mutter; as prayers. « [ The hooded clouds] patter
their doleful prayer...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/P/34
plausible glib talk (especially useful to a salesperson)Found on https://www.vocabulary.com/lists/2807229
Running commentary as you perform magic. For some tricks, the patter may be a story. With others, it may be jokes. Some tricks require no patter.Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/21682
- a quick succession of light rapid sounds 2. [v] - make light, rapid and repeated sounds, as of rainFound on http://www.webdictionary.co.uk/definition.php?query=patter
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