Definition of ditty in English:

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ditty

Pronunciation: /ˈdidē/

noun (plural ditties)

A short simple song: a lovely little music-hall ditty
More example sentences
  • After a couple of songs the members sang ditties from the latest movies.
  • The repertoire includes military marches, old Japanese ditties, songs from kabuki theaters or yose variety theaters, and sometimes jazz.
  • Despite these efforts to rely on wall-to-wall ditties, psalmodic chant still figures prominently in the Weekday liturgy.

Origin

Middle English: from Old French dite 'composition', from Latin dictatum (neuter) 'something dictated', from dictare 'to dictate'.

Words that rhyme with ditty

banditti, bitty, chitty, city, committee, gritty, intercity, kitty, megacity, nitty-gritty, Pitti, pity, pretty, slitty, smriti, spitty, vittae, witty

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Syllabification: dit·ty

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