Definition of ditty in English:

ditty

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Pronunciation: /ˈdɪti
 
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noun (plural ditties)

  • A short, simple song: a lovely little music-hall ditty
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    • 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'.

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