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
Coldplay's quick-turnaround ditty is hardly the first to document such deluges.
The childish playground ditty is at least partly true: Mere words cannot break an arm or bust a nose.
Only in Korea, and only for a time, did the show have a completely different theme song: a nauseating little ditty, replete with irritating quacking noises and performed by children.
Now, a collection of pop-rock ditties that are small-scale and earnest, taking inspiration from her Nashville parentage.
After the 'One Club' song from three or four years ago, a band of Spurs followers have decided to make a tune in resemblance to a ditty from the classic Disney animation, The Lion King.
This haunting ditty became an anthem for all the counterculture freaks of my generation in our caftans and vintage finery (think Saint Laurent, circa late 2015).
This feel-good, synth-bumping ditty will have you up on your feet in no time.
Vile spends his time alone noodling blues riffs; Barnett comes up with ditties off news headlines.
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Origin and Etymology of ditty
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonymsballad, song, jingle, lay, lyric, vocal
Related Wordsanthem, cantata, canticle, carol, chorale, hymn, noel, psalm, spiritual; dirge, lament, requiem, threnody; hallelujah, paean; aria, art song, barcarole (or barcarolle), blues, chanson, chant, chantey (or chanty or shanty), chorus, croon, descant (also discant), folk song, glee, lullaby, madrigal, motet, part-song, pop, rocker, round, roundelay, serenade, standard; drinking song, fight song; torch song; cover, medley, remix
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