titter

Part of speech: verb

To laugh in a suppressed or silly way; giggle.

Part of speech: noun

A giggling.

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Usage examples "titter":

  1. Alice gave a loud, silly little titter. - "The Garden Party", Katherine Mansfield.
  2. He was made conscious of his absurd position by a suppressed titter from the clerks at the door, and a broad laugh from Mr. Ludolph. - "Barriers Burned Away", E. P. Roe.
  3. He heard the titter, and ridicule was terrible to him; but he also knew why Grizel had come closer, and what she wanted of him. - "Tommy and Grizel", J.M. Barrie.