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Definition of the verb chitter

What does chitter mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: chittered | chittering | chitters

  1. make high-pitched sounds, as of birds

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Google previewPublications (1879)

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.

Google previewGlossary of Words in Use in Cornwall (1880)

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 ...

Google previewWords 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, ...

Google previewNotes 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 ...

Google previewNotes 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 ...

Google previewDictionary of English Etymology (1859)

by Hensleigh Wedgwood (M.A.)

To Chitter. To chirp or twitter.

Google previewAn Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language (1840)

... 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 ...

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Dictionary of Synonyms (1984)

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 ...

Google previewThe 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.



Chitter, v.

Google previewFlip 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, ...

Google previewA dictionary of the Scottish language (1845)

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.

Google previewA 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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Chitter Meaning

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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