titter


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tit·ter

 (tĭt′ər)
intr.v. tit·tered, tit·ter·ing, tit·ters
To laugh in a restrained, nervous way; giggle.
n.
A nervous giggle.

[Probably imitative.]

tit′ter·er n.
tit′ter·ing·ly adv.

titter

(ˈtɪtə)
vb
1. (intr) to snigger, esp derisively or in a suppressed way
2. (tr) to express by tittering
n
a suppressed laugh, chuckle, or snigger
[C17: of imitative origin]
ˈtitterer n
ˈtittering adj
ˈtitteringly adv

tit•ter

(ˈtɪt ər)

v.i.
1. to laugh in a half-restrained, self-conscious, or affected way, as from nervousness.
n.
2. a tittering laugh.
[1610–20; perhaps < Scandinavian; compare Old Norse tittra to quiver, dial. Swedish tittra to giggle]
tit′ter•er, n.
tit′ter•ing•ly, adv.

titter


Past participle: tittered
Gerund: tittering

Imperative
titter
titter
Present
I titter
you titter
he/she/it titters
we titter
you titter
they titter
Preterite
I tittered
you tittered
he/she/it tittered
we tittered
you tittered
they tittered
Present Continuous
I am tittering
you are tittering
he/she/it is tittering
we are tittering
you are tittering
they are tittering
Present Perfect
I have tittered
you have tittered
he/she/it has tittered
we have tittered
you have tittered
they have tittered
Past Continuous
I was tittering
you were tittering
he/she/it was tittering
we were tittering
you were tittering
they were tittering
Past Perfect
I had tittered
you had tittered
he/she/it had tittered
we had tittered
you had tittered
they had tittered
Future
I will titter
you will titter
he/she/it will titter
we will titter
you will titter
they will titter
Future Perfect
I will have tittered
you will have tittered
he/she/it will have tittered
we will have tittered
you will have tittered
they will have tittered
Future Continuous
I will be tittering
you will be tittering
he/she/it will be tittering
we will be tittering
you will be tittering
they will be tittering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been tittering
you have been tittering
he/she/it has been tittering
we have been tittering
you have been tittering
they have been tittering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been tittering
you will have been tittering
he/she/it will have been tittering
we will have been tittering
you will have been tittering
they will have been tittering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been tittering
you had been tittering
he/she/it had been tittering
we had been tittering
you had been tittering
they had been tittering
Conditional
I would titter
you would titter
he/she/it would titter
we would titter
you would titter
they would titter
Past Conditional
I would have tittered
you would have tittered
he/she/it would have tittered
we would have tittered
you would have tittered
they would have tittered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.titter - a nervous restrained laugh
laugh, laughter - the sound of laughing
Verb1.titter - laugh nervously; "The girls giggled when the rock star came into the classroom"
express joy, express mirth, laugh - produce laughter

titter

verb snigger, laugh, giggle, chuckle, chortle (informal), tee-hee, te-hee Mention sex therapy and most people will titter with embarrassment.

titter

verb
To laugh in a stifled way:
noun
A stifled laugh:
Translations
ضِحْكَه مَكْتومَهيَضْحَك ضِحْكَة مَكتومَه
hihňáníhihňat se
fnisefnisen
hihittäähihitys
flissflissa
ķiķināšanaķiķināt
chichotchichotać
kıkır kıkır gülmekkıkır kıkır gülüşkıkırdamak

titter

[ˈtɪtəʳ]
A. N (= snigger) → risa f tonta

titter

[ˈtɪtər]
viricaner
nricanement m

titter

vtikichern
nKichern nt, → Gekicher nt

titter

[ˈtɪtəʳ]

titter

(ˈtitə) verb
to giggle. He tittered nervously.
noun
a giggle.
References in classic literature ?
There was a titter in the courtroom; the officer who was holding Jurgis put up his hand to hide a smile, and the magistrate smiled without trying to hide it.
There seemed nothing humorous about this reply, which was merely the statement of a fact, but an irrepressible titter ran through the school.
She says, sir, that she'll have no gentlemen; they need not trouble themselves to come near her; nor," he added, with difficulty suppressing a titter, "any ladies either, except the young, and single.
On Sunday evenings we used to be permitted to play, if we did not make much noise; now a mere titter is sufficient to send us into corners.
A responsive titter rose among the younger spectators; checked immediately by magnanimous applause.
None could laugh, though the Ape-man had a chattering titter.
The light titter, the giddy whisper, had already in some measure relieved my mind of that fond and oppressive fancy.
And now" - the erect body sank like a sword driven home into the scabbard; the light faded from the overbright eyes; the voice returned to its usual pitiful little titter -" and now," said Pennsylvania Pratt, "do you think it's too early for a little game of checkers, Mr.
We have Gunga,' returned the banker, when the little titter had subsided.
Having thus, amid a general titter, played very prettily with his interrupter, the lecturer went back to his picture of the past, the drying of the seas, the emergence of the sand-bank, the sluggish, viscous life which lay upon their margins, the overcrowded lagoons, the tendency of the sea creatures to take refuge upon the mud-flats, the abundance of food awaiting them, their consequent enormous growth.
As the prince spoke these last words a titter was heard from Ferdishenko; Lebedeff laughed too.
A lady looking at him through raised lorgnettes turned and whispered something with a smile to her companion - once before he had heard an audible titter from a little group of loiterers.