ditty

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noun dit·ty \ ˈdi-tē \

Definition of ditty

plural ditties
:an especially simple and unaffected song

Examples of ditty in a Sentence

  1. Play us a little ditty.

  2. sung a little ditty in a minor key

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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


DITTY Defined for English Language Learners

ditty

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noun

Definition of ditty for English Language Learners

  • : a short and simple song


DITTY Defined for Kids

ditty

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noun dit·ty \ ˈdi-tē \

Definition of ditty for Students

plural ditties
:a short simple song


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