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Meaning of DITTY

Pronunciation:  'ditee

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a short simple song (or the words of a poem intended to be sung)

DITTY is a 5 letter word that starts with D.


 See Also: song



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Dit"ty\, n.; pl. {Ditties}. [OE. dite, OF. diti['e], fr.
    L. dictatum, p. p. neut. of dictare to say often, dictate,
    compose. See {Dictate}, v. t.]
    1. A saying or utterance; especially, one that is short and
       frequently repeated; a theme.
             O, too high ditty for my simple rhyme. --Spenser.
    2. A song; a lay; a little poem intended to be sung.
       ``Religious, martial, or civil ditties.'' --Milton.
             And to the warbling lute soft ditties sing.
  2. \Dit"ty\, v. i.
    To sing; to warble a little tune.
          Beasts fain would sing; birds ditty to their notes.
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