tit·​tle | \ ˈti-tᵊl How to pronounce tittle (audio) \

Definition of tittle

1 : a point or small sign used as a diacritical mark in writing or printing
2 : a very small part

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Examples of tittle in a Sentence

we have examined every last tittle of evidence available and can find nothing to support his claims there's not a tittle of sense in that book
Recent Examples on the Web This doesn’t mean that God wants you to own an AR-15, or that every jot and tittle of our current gun regime is divinely mandated. Rich Lowry, National Review, "Yes, Gun Ownership Is a God-Given Right," 6 Sep. 2019 But some of the most salacious tittle-tattle originates from inside the palace. K.j. Yossman, Marie Claire, "Inside the Cutthroat World of Royal Gossips," 5 Sep. 2019 His weekly, Next, which began as a print magazine but now has only a digital edition, writes a lot about celebrities and covers local tittle-tattle, but also provides unstinting support for the protests. Andrew Higgins, New York Times, "A Hong Kong ‘Troublemaker’ With a Clean Conscience," 23 Aug. 2019 If Mike Pence replaced Donald Trump and implemented every jot and tittle of the conservative program, then won reelection, most Republicans would be enraged, not excited. Ben Shapiro, National Review, "More and More Trump Supporters Celebrate His Character Flaws," 19 July 2017

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First Known Use of tittle

12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for tittle

Middle English titel, from Medieval Latin titulus, from Latin, title

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The first known use of tittle was in the 12th century

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“Tittle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tittle. Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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