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1. A small diacritic mark, such as an accent, vowel mark, or dot over an i.
2. The tiniest bit; an iota.

[Middle English titil, from Medieval Latin titulus, diacritical mark, from Latin, title, superscription.]


1. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a small mark in printing or writing, esp a diacritic
2. a jot; particle
[C14: from Medieval Latin titulus label, from Latin: title]


(ˈtɪt l)

1. a dot or other small mark in writing or printing, used as a diacritic or punctuation.
2. a very small thing; particle, jot.
[before 900; Middle English titel, Old English titul < Medieval Latin titulus mark over a letter or word]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tittle - a tiny or scarcely detectable amounttittle - a tiny or scarcely detectable amount
small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity - an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude




[ˈtɪtl] Npizca f, ápice m
there's not a tittle of truth in iteso no tiene ni pizca de verdad
References in classic literature ?
what a losing venture is this for one who hath duly kept every jot and tittle of the law of Moses Fifty zecchins wrenched from me at one clutch, and by the talons of a tyrant
Trump pointed to his business skills and said that, rather than cancel the deal, he would "enforce the hell out of it" and make the Iranians abide by every last jot and tittle in the agreement.
It isn't because they've memorized every jot and tittle of federal tax law.