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titi 1

Pronunciation: /tēˈtē/
(also titi monkey)

noun (plural titis)

A small forest-dwelling monkey of South America.
  • Genus Callicebus, family Cebidae: several species.
Example sentences
  • Robert Wallace, working for the New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society, was surveying in Bolivia's Madidi national park five years ago when he found what he concluded was a previously unrecorded species of titi monkey.
  • Voss played me an interview with a hunter that included the man's evocative imitations of the calls of titi monkeys.
  • And a few kilometres away, on the Pacific coast, American tourists sit in resorts, drinking cervezas and taking photos of the titi monkeys playing in a nearby tree.

Origin

Mid 18th century: from Aymara.

Words that rhyme with titi

Beatty, entreaty, graffiti, meaty, Nefertiti, peaty, sleety, sweetie, Tahiti, treaty

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Syllabification: ti·ti

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There are 2 main definitions of titi in English:

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titi 2

Pronunciation: /ˈtīˌtī/ Pronunciation: /ˈtēˌtē/

noun (plural titis)

A shrub or small tree with leathery leaves.
  • Family Cyrillaceae: three genera, especially Cyrilla and Cliftonia of the coastal southeastern US, each of which contains a single species: Cyrilla racemiflora (leatherwood) and Cliftonia monophylla (buckwheat tree or titi tree).
Example sentences
  • A human path through the swamp is carved with a machete, although the resulting trail often seems like a feeble attempt at penetrating the hidden blackwater ponds and the massive jungles of titi, smilax, gallberry, cypress, and gum.

Origin

Early 19th century: perhaps of American Indian origin.

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Syllabification: ti·ti

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