Share this entry

dit Line breaks: dit

Definition of dit in English:

noun

(In the Morse system) another term for dot1.
Example sentences
  • It's one thing to read a bunch of dits and dahs on paper, but it's much harder to decipher the sounds.
  • As a ham radio operator, however, ‘I can still sit down in front of the radio and translate the dits and dots almost as fast as I ever did.’

Origin

Second World War: imitative.

Words that rhyme with dit

acquit, admit, backlit, bedsit, befit, bit, Brit, Britt, chit, commit, demit, emit, fit, flit, frit, git, grit, hit, intermit, it, kit, knit, legit, lickety-split, lit, manumit, mishit, mitt, nit, omit, outsit, outwit, permit, pit, Pitt, pretermit, quit, remit, retrofit, sit, skit, slit, snit, spit, split, sprit, squit, submit, transmit, twit, whit, wit, writ, zit

Definition of dit in:

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Related Words