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intr.v. tit·tered, tit·ter·ing, tit·ters
To laugh in a restrained, nervous way; giggle.
A nervous giggle.

[Probably imitative.]

tit′ter·er n.
tit′ter·ing·ly adv.
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Noun1.titterer - a person who laughs nervously
laugher - a person who is laughing or who laughs easily
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