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titter

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intransitive verb tit·ter \ˈti-tər\

Simple Definition of titter

  • : to laugh in a quiet and nervous way

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of titter

  1. :  to laugh in a nervous, affected, or partly suppressed manner :  giggle, snicker

titter noun

Examples of titter in a sentence

  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


TITTER Defined for Kids

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titter

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verb tit·ter \ˈti-tər\

Definition of titter for Students

titteredtittering

  1. :  to laugh in a quiet and nervous way




2

titter

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noun tit·ter

Definition of titter for Students

  1. :  a nervous laugh





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