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witty

Syllabification: wit·ty
Pronunciation: /ˈwidē
 
/

Definition of witty in English:

adjective (wittier, wittiest)

Showing or characterized by quick and inventive verbal humor: a witty remark Marlowe was charming and witty
More example sentences
  • Mahd might have a witty sense of humour but he always has words of wisdom to say to me.
  • Mrs. Drollmere had been a lively woman with a shrewd and witty sense of humour.
  • For this to be a real success, the programme would have also to be witty and inventive in its use of language.
Synonyms
jocular, facetious, waggish, tongue-in-cheek;
sparkling, scintillating, entertaining;
clever, quick-witted

Origin

Old English wit(t)ig 'having wisdom' (see wit1, -y1).

Derivatives

wittily

1
Pronunciation: /ˈwitəlē/
adverb
Example sentences
  • I was particularly impressed by her brief, but clear and accurate, description of postmodernist art in a chapter wittily entitled ‘Karaoke for Curators’.
  • ‘You're the reason I sing,’ it offers, before adding, wittily, ‘You're the reason why opera is in me.’
  • ‘And I do not have the cash,’ I wittily riposted.

wittiness

2
noun
Example sentences
  • Writers must always be careful to weigh the wittiness of their readers against the obviousness of the written humour.
  • He over-compensates for his Napoleonic height with a cocksure manner, but the inmates have warmed to his lewd wittiness.
  • I thought the movie would be ok, but nothing could prepare me for the cleverness, the obscene wittiness, and the overall awesomeness.

Words that rhyme with witty

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

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