Tittering
Titter Tit"ter, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tittered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tittering}.] [Probably of imitative origin.] To laugh with the tongue striking against the root of the upper teeth; to laugh with restraint, or without much noise; to giggle. [1913 Webster]

A group of tittering pages ran before. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster]


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  • tittering — tit·ter || tɪtÉ™(r) n. giggle, stifled laughter v. giggle …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tittering — n. Suppressed laughter, giggling …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • tittering — adjective being or sounding of nervous or suppressed laughter (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑thoriated • Participle of verb: ↑titter, ↑thoriate (for: ↑thoriated) …   Useful english dictionary

  • titter — [[t]tɪ̱tə(r)[/t]] titters, tittering, tittered VERB If someone titters, they give a short nervous laugh, especially when they are embarrassed about something. Mention sex therapy and most people will titter in embarrassment. Syn: giggle, snigger… …   English dictionary

  • Titter — Tit ter, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tittered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tittering}.] [Probably of imitative origin.] To laugh with the tongue striking against the root of the upper teeth; to laugh with restraint, or without much noise; to giggle. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tittered — Titter Tit ter, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tittered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tittering}.] [Probably of imitative origin.] To laugh with the tongue striking against the root of the upper teeth; to laugh with restraint, or without much noise; to giggle. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • laughter — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. laughing, guffaw, snicker, giggle, titter, chuckle. See rejoicing. Ant., tears, crying. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. chortling, chuckling, guffawing, tittering, giggling, shouting, roaring, crowing,… …   English dictionary for students

  • thoriated — adjective being or sounding of nervous or suppressed laughter (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑tittering • Participle of verb: ↑titter (for: ↑tittering), ↑thoriate …   Useful english dictionary

  • tit´ter|ing|ly — tit|ter «TIHT uhr», verb, noun. –v.i. to laugh in a half restrained manner, because of nervousness or silliness; giggle. –n. the act of tittering; tittering laugh. –tit´ter|er, noun. –tit´ter|ing|ly, adverb …   Useful english dictionary

  • tit´ter|er — tit|ter «TIHT uhr», verb, noun. –v.i. to laugh in a half restrained manner, because of nervousness or silliness; giggle. –n. the act of tittering; tittering laugh. –tit´ter|er, noun. –tit´ter|ing|ly, adverb …   Useful english dictionary

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