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ぽつっと meaning

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Probably related to ぽつぽつと - quite often with these っとsound effects you just need to look for the doubled version from which it derives.
 

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ぽつぽつと expresses "intermittently", whereas ぽつっと usually refers to a single word/phrase.
e.g.
「うん、そうだね。そうかも、しれないね」彼はぽつぽつと/ぽつりぽつりと答えた。
「そうだね」彼はぽつっと答えた。
 
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