bitty

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bit·ty

 (bĭt′ē)
adj. bit·ti·er, bit·ti·est
1. Informal Tiny. Often used in combination: a little bitty baby.
2. Chiefly British Composed of small pieces that lack cohesion; fragmented.

bit′ti·ness n.

bitty

(ˈbɪtɪ)
adj, -tier or -tiest
1. lacking unity; disjointed
2. containing bits, sediment, etc
ˈbittiness n

bit•ty

(ˈbɪt i)

adj. -ti•er, -ti•est.
1. tiny; itty-bitty.
2. Chiefly Brit. containing or consisting of small bits.
[1890–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.bitty - (used informally) very smallbitty - (used informally) very small; "a wee tot"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
little, small - limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent; "a little dining room"; "a little house"; "a small car"; "a little (or small) group"

bitty

Translations
nesouvislý
usammenhængende
brotakenndur, sundurlaus

bitty

[ˈbɪtɪ] ADJ
1. (bittier (compar) (bittiest (superl))) (= disconnected) → deshilvanado
2. (US) (= small) → pequeñito

bitty

[ˈbɪti] adj (British) [book, writing] → décousu(e)

bitty

adj (+er) (Brit inf: = scrappy) → zusammengestoppelt (pej inf)or -gestückelt (inf)

bitty

[ˈbɪtɪ] adj (Brit) (fam) → frammentario/a

bit1

(bit) noun
1. a small piece. a bit of bread.
2. a piece of any size. a bit of advice.
3. a short time. Wait a bit longer.
4. (computers) the smallest unit of memory.
ˈbitty (informal) adjective
made up of small, unrelated pieces. We had a very bitty conversation; His essay was rather bitty.
bit by bit
gradually. Move the pile of rocks bit by bit.
do one's bit
to take one's share in a task. Each of us will have to do his bit if we are to finish the job soon.
in, to bits
in(to) usually small pieces. The broken mirror lay in bits on the floor; He loves taking his car to bits.
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And Nao Sakuma rises to that epic en-pointe challenge with an impeccable display of ethereal athleticism before combining with Chi Cao's engaging Prince Florimund in the exuberant grand finale The essential pantomime element is supplied by the haughty malevolence of Marion Tait's Fairy Carabosse and her sinuously sinister minders who don't so much caper as slither across the stage, but the inherent bittiness of the third act means that, depending on your mood and the ambient temperature of the auditorium, it's either a selection box of bite-sized treats or a groaning sweet trolly of sickly concoctions.
Domenico Scarlatti's setting from the 18th century evoked sunlit lyricism, but also a bittiness of structure which awaited an infinitely greater composer (Verdi) to reassemble in his own version.
And despite their small internal scale, they never give a feeling of bittiness or craftsmanly meticulousness.