Definition of Ditty

1. Noun. A short simple song (or the words of a poem intended to be sung).

Generic synonyms: Song, Vocal



Definition of Ditty

1. n. A saying or utterance; especially, one that is short and frequently repeated; a theme.

2. v. i. To sing; to warble a little tune.

Definition of Ditty

1. Noun. A short verse or tune. ¹

2. Verb. To sing; to warble a little tune. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ditty

1. a short, simple song [n -TIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ditty

ditties
ditting
dittit
dittmarite
ditto
ditto mark
dittoed
dittography
dittohead
dittoheads
dittoing
dittologies
dittology
dittos
ditts
ditty (current term)
ditty bag
ditty bags
ditty box
ditty boxes
dittying
ditungsten
ditz
ditzes
ditzier
ditziest
ditziness
ditzinesses
ditzy
diubiquitinated

Literary usage of Ditty

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1. Ivanhoe: A Romance by Walter Scott (1895)
"I would, Wamba," said the Knight, " that our host of the trysting-tree, or the jolly Friar, his chaplain, heard this thy ditty in praise of our bluff yeoman ..."

2. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1860)
"... there and then, purchased of the minstrel who was carolling forth the ditty. The sheet on which it is printed also contains a song acquainting us “ How ..."

3. The Harvard Classics by Charles William Eliot (1910)
"74 A ditty In praise of Eliza, Queen of the Shepherds SEE where she sits upon the grassie greene, ..."

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