titter


tit·ter

intransitive verb \ˈti-tər\

: to laugh in a quiet and nervous way

Full Definition of TITTER

:  to laugh in a nervous, affected, or partly suppressed manner :  giggle, snicker
titter noun

Examples of TITTER

  1. Some people in the audience tittered nervously during an awkward pause in the speech.
  2. <even as students in the sex ed class continued to titter, the lecturer plowed ahead>

Origin of TITTER

imitative
First Known Use: circa 1619

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