clit·​ter | \ ˈklitə(r) \

Definition of clitter

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to make a frictional or rattling sound : stridulate especially softly a cicada clittering her breath made in her throat a little clittering sound— F. M. Ford


\ ˈklitə(r) \
plural -s

Definition of clitter (Entry 2 of 2)

dialectal, England
: a mass of loose stones tumbled clitters of granite

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History and Etymology for clitter

Intransitive verb

probably alteration of clatter

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“Clitter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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