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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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titter

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

verb
To laugh in a stifled way:
noun
A stifled laugh:
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

titter

[ˈtɪtər]
viricaner
nricanement m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

titter

vtikichern
nKichern nt, → Gekicher nt
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titter

[ˈtɪtəʳ]
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

titter

(ˈtitə) verb
to giggle. He tittered nervously.
noun
a giggle.
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References in classic literature ?
"This came in the morning post," he ventured apologetically and with the hint of a titter. "Of course it doesn't amount to anything, but I thought you would like to see it."
The light titter, the giddy whisper, had already in some measure relieved my mind of that fond and oppressive fancy.
None could laugh, though the Ape-man had a chattering titter. Beyond these general characters their heads had little in common; each preserved the quality of its particular species: the human mark distorted but did not hide the leopard, the ox, or the sow, or other animal or animals, from which the creature had been moulded.
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.
He gave a slight titter on seeing me change colour.
"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."
"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.
When they tittered, I tittered; when they roared, I roared; and I also threw in a little snigger all by myself now and then, as if I had seen a bit of humour that had escaped the others.
The choir always tittered and whispered all through service.
At this answer, which was delivered without the slightest appearance of irritation, and with the most complete simplicity and equanimity of manner, the spectators tittered, the little judge smiled, and Serjeant Buzfuz looked particularly foolish.
Somebody tittered hysterically, and the minister's wife frowned.
`I don't know the meaning of half those long words, and, what's more, I don't believe you do either!' And the Eaglet bent down its head to hide a smile: some of the other birds tittered audibly.