Definition of pittering in US English:

pittering

adjective

  • That makes a rapid succession of light taps or similar sounds.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in 1st Part Raigne Selimus. Either from pitter + -ing, or from pitter + -ing, although in both cases the verb is apparently first attested later.

Pronunciation

pittering

/ˈpɪtərɪŋ/