Definition of titter verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

titter

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈtɪtə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɪtər//
 
[intransitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they titter
BrE BrE//ˈtɪtə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɪtər//
 
he / she / it titters
BrE BrE//ˈtɪtəz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɪtərz//
 
past simple tittered
BrE BrE//ˈtɪtəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɪtərd//
 
past participle tittered
BrE BrE//ˈtɪtəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɪtərd//
 
-ing form tittering
BrE BrE//ˈtɪtərɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɪtərɪŋ//
 
 
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to laugh quietly, especially in a nervous or embarrassed way synonym giggle There was an embarrassing pause on stage and the audience began to titter. Word Origin early 17th cent.: imitative.Extra examples His jokes barely raised a titter.

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