noun dit·ty \ˈdi-tē\

: a short and simple song

plural ditties

Full Definition of DITTY

:  an especially simple and unaffected song

Examples of DITTY

  1. Play us a little ditty.
  2. <sung a little ditty in a minor key>

Origin of DITTY

Middle English ditee, from Anglo-French dité story, song, from past participle of diter to compose, from Latin dictare to dictate, compose
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Music Terms

cacophony, chorister, concerto, counterpoint, madrigal, obbligato, presto, presto, refrain, riff, segue

Rhymes with DITTY

DITTIES Defined for Kids


noun dit·ty \ˈdi-tē\
plural ditties

Definition of DITTY for Kids

:  a short simple song


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