Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

'tis

play
\ˈtiz, (ˌ)tiz, təz\

Definition of 'tis

  1. :  it is



Origin and Etymology of 'tis

contraction


First Known Use: 15th century


'TIS Defined for Kids

'tis

play
\ˈtiz\

Definition of 'tis for Students

  1. :  it is <“There 'tis again! Didn't you hear it?” — Mark Twain, Tom Sawyer>




Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up 'tis? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a secret group of plotters

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

dog-eating-apple

Which is a synonym of asperse?

divulge placate defame beat
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ