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Definition of the verb chitter
What does chitter mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: chittered | chittering | chitters
- make high-pitched sounds, as of birds
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula Verbs with the same syntax [Agent - animal] [Verb] The dog barked Verbs of Sounds Made by Animals: baa, bark, bay, bellow, blat, bleat, boom, bray, buzz, cackle, call, caw, chatter, cheep, chirp, chirrup, cluck, coo, croak, crow, cuckoo, drone, gobble, groan, growl, grunt, hee-haw, hiss, honk, hoot, howl, low, meow, mew, moan, moo, neigh, oink, peep, pipe, purr, quack, rattle, roar, rumble, screech, snarl, squawk, squeak, squeal, stridulate, thunder, trill, trumpet, tweet, twitter, ululate, wail, warble, wheeze, whimper, whine, whinny, whistle, woof, yap, yell, yelp, yip, yowl [Agent - animal] [Verb] [Location] Birds sang in the trees [Agent - animal] [Verb] [Recipient] [Adjective] The rooster crowed everyone awake [Agent - animal] [Verb] [Theme] The dog barked a warning [Agent - animal] [Verb] at [Cause] The dog barked at the commotion [Agent - animal] [Verb] at / to / towards / for [Recipient] The dog barked at the cat [Location] [Verb] with [Agent] The tree sang with birds there [Verb] [Theme] [Locative Preposition] [Location] There ticked a grandather clock in the hallway Verbs of Emission: babble, bang, beat, beep, bellow, blare, blast, blat, boom, bubble, burble, burr, buzz, chatter, chime, chink, chug, clack, clang, clank, clap, clash, clatter, click, cling, clink, clomp, clump, clunk, crack, crackle, crash, creak, crepitate, crunch, cry, ding, dong, drone, explode, fizz, fizzle, groan, growl, gurgle, hiss, hoot, howl, hum, jangle, jingle, knell, knock, lilt, moan, murmur, patter, peal, ping, pink, pipe, plonk, plop, plunk, pop, purr, putter, rap, rasp, rattle, ring, roar, roll, rumble, rustle, scream, screech, shriek, shrill, sing, sizzle, snap, sough, sound, splash, splutter, sputter, squawk, squeak, squeal, squelch, strike, swish, swoosh, thrum, thud, thump, thunder, thunk, tick, ting, tinkle, toll, toot, tootle, trill, trumpet, twang, ululate, vroom, wail, wheeze, whine, whir, whish, whisper, whistle, whoosh, zing [Agent] [Verb] [Theme] I buzzed the bell [Location] [Verb] with [Theme] The street sang with horns [Theme - inanimate] [Verb] The door hinges squeaked [Theme - inanimate] [Verb] [Oblique] The bell chimed the hour [Theme - inanimate] [Verb] [Locative Preposition] [Location] Horns beeped in the street [Locative Preposition] [Location] [Verb] [Theme] In the hallway ticked a gradfather clock
- lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
- synonym of chitter: twitter
- more generic words: cheep / chirp / chirrup / peep = make high-pitched sounds
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by English Dialect Society
Chitterlings, the small guts and mesentery. Chitter means thin; a furrowed-faced person is called “chitter-faced.” Chop, to barter. As for the chopping of bargains. —BAcon, Essay of Riches. Chopping and changing.—Gosso N, School of Abuse.
Chitterlings, the small guts and mesentery. Chitter means thin ; a furrowed-faced person is called " chitter- faced." Chop, to barter. As for the chopping of bargains. — Bacon, Essay of Riches ...
Words We Use (2006)
The Meaning of Words And Where They Come From by Diarmaid Ó Muirithe
Chitter is a parallel form of chatter, used commonly of birdsong. Joyce used it of running water in Finnegans Wake: 'Can't hear with the waters of. The chittering waters of.' The word is common along the east coast. It is also found in Scotland, ...
Notes and Queries (1866)
A Medium of Inter-communication for Literary Men, Artists, Antiquaries, Genealogists, Etc
chythryng is chattering or chirping (to chitter also means to tremble, shiver); harryng is snarling like a dog, whence r is ...
Notes and Queries: A Medium of Inter Communication for Literary Men, General Readers, Etc.; 3rd Series, Vol 10, Jul-Dec 1866 (1866)
chythryng is chattering or chirping (to chitter also means to tremble, shiver); harryng is snarling like a dog, whence r ...
by Hensleigh Wedgwood (M.A.)
To Chitter. To chirp or twitter.
... to which is Prefixed, A Dissertation on the Origin of the Scottish Language by John Jamieson
To CHITTER, v. n. 1. To shiver; to tremble; S. Hence boys are wont to call that bit of bread which they preserve for eating after bathing, a chittering piece, or a chittering dole, S. “Oh! haste ye open ...
by Merriam-Webster, Inc
Chitter, like twitter, implies a succession of sounds, but distinctively it can imply a briskness and sharpness of tone that...
chitter in alarm, as if it had scurried around the trunk of a tree after something had startled it-Frazee) (the cawings of ...
The English Dialect Dictionary, Being the Complete Vocabulary of All Dialect Words Still in Use, Or Known to Have Been in Use During the Last Two Hundred Years: F-M (1900)
by Joseph Wright
Listenee ttl 'n 'ow 'e chitter'th til hiszelf, Hnwsrr Peas.
A DICTIONARY OF THE SUSSEX DIALECT AND COLLECTION OF PROVINCIALISMS IN USE IN THE COUNTY OF SUSSEX (1877)
by W. D. PARISH
Flip Dictionary (2002)
by Barbara Kipfer
penmanship, writing chiromancer's reading matter: palm chirp: call, cheep, chipper, chirrup, chirt, chitter, peep, pipe, sing, sound, tweet, twitter chirp by rubbing body parts together: stridulation chirrup: call, cheep, chipper, chirt, chitter, peep, ...
by Thomas Brown
To CHITTER, v. n. To shiver. CHORK. See Chirk. CHOUK-BAND, s. The piece of leather fastening the bridle of a, horse under its jaws. CHOUKS, s. The glandular parts under the jaw-bones. CHOWS, *. Small bits of coal. CHUCKIE, *. A hen.
A Spelling Dictionary of the English Language on a New Plan. For the Use of Young Gentlemen, Ladies, and Foreigners .. (1766)
charr, s chart, s NuÞUu-nununnh'uvnunumnnuuu'H-IUÞ C H charter, s charter -house, s chairter-land, s cheiry, s chase, v chasm, s chaste, a chasten, v chastise , v chastisement, s chastit , s that, chat, v chattels, s chitter, v chafintry, s cheap, ...
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Video shows what chitter means. To make a series of high-pitched sounds, to twitter, chirp or chatter.. To shiver or chatter with cold.. Chitter Meaning. How to ...
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Scrabble value of C3H4I1T1T1E1R1
The value of this 7-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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