Definition of ditty
: an especially simple and unaffected song
Examples of ditty in a Sentence
Play us a little ditty.
sung a little ditty in a minor key
Recent Examples of ditty from the Web
Anybody who misses Nintendo's knack for pleasant ambient tunes on the Wii, Wii U, and 3DS will delight in the chime-and-synthesizer ditty that Niconico plays by default.
The Winker’s Song, a 1970s ditty by an artist going by the name Ivor Biggun, has been illegally forced on to the output of Mansfield 103.2 at least eight times in the last month.
The band transforms the rebel sock-hop ditty — which gripes about getting busted when trying to get some action at the drive-in — by pumping it up with a swift tempo and lots of electric frills.
Hope is a word in a tuneless ditty — A word whispered with the wind, A dream of forty acres and a mule, A cabin of one’s own and a moment to rest, A name and place for one’s children And children’s children at last . . .
Participants will learn the origins of blues and create an original blues ditty.
That nineteenth-century music hall ditty was also sung by Peter O’Toole, also into an echoing abyss of rock, in Lawrence of Arabia.
The little ditty is part of a two-week cleveland.com series exploring what would happen if Northern Ohio formed a new state called Western Reserve, to restore true representative government to the region.
These are wordplay riddles, each its own little ditty, unlike our normal logic puzzles.
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Origin and Etymology 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 centurySee Words from the same year
DITTY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of ditty for English Language Learners
: a short and simple song
DITTY Defined for Kids
Definition of ditty for Students
: a short simple song
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