titterer

See titter.

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  • titterer — noun a person who laughs nervously • Syn: ↑giggler • Derivationally related forms: ↑giggle (for: ↑giggler), ↑titter • Hypernyms: ↑laugher …   Useful english dictionary

  • titter — titterer, n. titteringly, adv. /tit euhr/, v.i. 1. to laugh in a restrained, self conscious, or affected way, as from nervousness or in ill suppressed amusement. n. 2. a tittering laugh. [1610 20; perh. < Scand; cf. ON tittra to quiver, Sw… …   Universalium

  • giggler — noun a person who laughs nervously • Syn: ↑titterer • Derivationally related forms: ↑giggle, ↑titter (for: ↑titterer) • Hypernyms: ↑laugher …   Useful english dictionary

  • titteringly — See titterer. * * * …   Universalium

  • titter — noun a short, half suppressed laugh. verb give a titter. Derivatives titterer noun tittering noun & adjective titteringly adverb Origin C17: imitative …   English new terms dictionary

  • titter — /ˈtɪtə / (say tituh) verb (i) 1. to laugh in a low, half restrained way, as from nervousness or in ill suppressed amusement. –noun 2. a tittering laugh. {compare Swedish dialect tittra giggle} –titterer, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • titter — [tit′ər] vi. [of Gmc echoic orig.] to laugh in a half suppressed way, suggestive of silliness, nervousness, etc.; giggle n. the act or an instance of tittering SYN. LAUGH titterer n …   English World dictionary

  • laugher — noun 1. a person who is laughing or who laughs easily • Derivationally related forms: ↑laugh • Hypernyms: ↑person, ↑individual, ↑someone, ↑somebody, ↑mortal, ↑soul …   Useful english dictionary

  • titter — v. & n. v.intr. laugh in a furtive or restrained way; giggle. n. a furtive or restrained laugh. Derivatives: titterer n. titteringly adv. Etymology: imit …   Useful english dictionary

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