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A BIT appears in the following tongue twisters:

  • Betty Botter bought some butter but, said she, the butter's bitter.
    If I put it in my batter, it will make my batter bitter.
    But a bit of better butter will make my bitter batter better.
    So she bought some better butter, better than the bitter butter,
    put it in her bitter batter, made her bitter batter better.
    So 't was better Betty Botter bought some better butter.
  • I bought a bit of baking powder and baked a batch of biscuits. I brought a big basket of biscuits back to the bakery and baked a basket of big biscuits. Then I took the big basket of biscuits and the basket of big biscuits and mixed the big biscuits with the basket of biscuits that was next to the big basket and put a bunch of biscuits from the basket into a biscuit mixer and brought the basket of biscuits and the box of mixed biscuits and the biscuit mixer to the bakery and opened a tin of sardines.
    (said to be a diction test for would-be radio announcers: to be read clearly, without mistakes, in less than 20 seconds)

A BIT appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Nik’s a bit leftist, I felt, ’til little fits it felt I bask in.
  • Won’t I ban no Mae West?… I was in a van; I saw it sew Eamonn a bit now.
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Definition of the adverb a bit

What does a bit mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?


  1. to a small degree; somewhat

Phrases with A BIT

  1. A Bit Much
  2. Quite a Bit

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Google previewFuldstaendigt Dansk og Engelsk haand-lexicon (1824)

udarbeidet efter de bedste og nyeste ordbøger by Christian Friderich Bay

Mundfuld, a Mouthful, a Bit, Mundharpe, a Jew's-trump. Mundheld, an Adage, Proverb, a Saying. Mundhuggen, Quarrel, Strife, Altercation, Contention. Mundhugges, to quarrel, disute, wrangle, bicker, contest, cold, to change or makeWords ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of English Music (2011)

ca. 1400-1958 by Charles Edward McGuire, Steven E. Plank

It may seem a bit nationalistic to focus on English music, but today the primary concern is what England has contributed to the world of music, which it turns out is quite a bit. Some of the truly great composers of English music figuring in this ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Healing Foods (2010)

by Michael T. Murray, Joseph Pizzorno

The top loin and sirloin aren't as tender, but they're a bit more flavorful and larger cuts. Cuts from the ...

Google previewA Galic and English Dictionary (1780)

Containing All the Words in the Scotch and Irish Dialects of the Celtic, that Could be Collected from the Voice, and Old Books and Mss by William Shaw

A morfel, a bit. Daochan. Anger. A stranger, foreigner.

Google previewA Dictionary in Persian and English (1829)

by Ramdhun Sen

&-to-3 A bit of glass. 3-5 Threatening. al-j A crowd; a part, portion. ** A woman in childbed. Js; The planet Saturn. exej Disquietude. A=.j Twisting of the guts. jts.j. Ornaments. –5-3 Embellishment. sj A wound, sore. X.3.5 The bow of a fiddle &c.

Google previewA General Pronouncing and Explanatory Dictionary of the English Language (1805)

For the Use of Schools, Foreigners Learning English, &c. in which it Has Been Attempted to Improve on the Plan of Mr. Sheridan by Stephen Jones

Whet, to sharpen Which, this or that Witch, a cunning woman While, as long as Wile, a trick Whine, to moan Wine, a kind of liquor Whist, a game at cards Wisł, knew Whit, a bit Wit, quickness of fancy White, pale Wight, a person Whith'er, to what ...

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KIT KAT: Learn a bit of sign language

Make the most of your break time and learn something new. With KIT KATs Break Training videos, you can learn a new thing everyday. Visit ...

Quotes about A BIT

A bit thicker,
A bit lovable,
A bit useful,
A bit better;
But we need you and,
You will be well once again! !
However, try to take it up to yourself and,
Let me take this away!
For, i just want you to know who i am. (Edward Kofi Louis)
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