Definition of ぱたぱた

ぱたぱたpatapataパタパタPATAPATA Inflection

adverb / ~と adverb / ~する noun:

  • flapping (of a flag, fan, etc.); fluttering; whack-whack (e.g. beating dust out of a rug); whap-whap - onomatopoeia

adverb / ~と adverb:

  • pitter-patter (of footsteps) - onomatopoeia
  • quickly (making progress); in quick succession - onomatopoeia

Example Sentences

With a pitter-patter of footsteps she runs off to the entrance.

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