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ˈtɪt ltit·tle

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shred, scintilla, whit, iota, tittle, smidgen, smidgeon, smidgin, smidgenoun

    a tiny or scarcely detectable amount


  1. tittlenoun

    A small, insignificant amount (of something); a vanishing scintilla; a measly crumb; a minute speck.

    Etymology: From titulus, from titulus.

  2. tittlenoun

    Any small dot, stroke, or diacritical mark, especially if part of a letter, or if a letter-like abbreviation; in particular, the dots over the Latin letters i and j.

    Etymology: From titulus, from titulus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tittlenoun

    a particle; a minute part; a jot; an iota


  1. Tittle

    A tittle is a small distinguishing mark, such as a diacritic or the dot on a lowercase i or j. The tittle is an integral part of the glyph of i and j, but diacritic dots can appear over other letters in various languages. In most languages, the tittle of i or j is omitted when a diacritic is placed in the tittle's usual position, but not when the diacritic appears elsewhere. The word tittle is rarely used. Its most prominent occurrence is in the Christian Bible at Matthew 5:18: "For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled". The quotation uses them as an example of extremely minor details. The phrase "jot and tittle" indicates that every small detail has received attention. In the Greek original translated as English "jot and tittle" are found the words iota and keraia. Iota is the smallest letter of the Greek alphabet. Alternatively, it may represent yodh, the smallest letter of the Hebrew and Aramaic alphabets. "Keraia" is a hook or serif, possibly referring to other Greek diacritics, or possibly to the hooks on Hebrew or Aramaic letters, versus, or additional marks such as crowns found in the Torah. A keraia is also used in printing modern Greek numerals.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tittle

    tit′l, n. a small particle: an iota.—n. Titt′lebat, the stickleback. [O. Fr. titletitulus, a title.]

  2. Tittle

    tit′l, v.t. (Scot.) to chatter.—n. Titt′le-tatt′le, idle, empty talk.—v.i. to prate idly.—ns. Titt′le-tatt′ler, a trifling tattler; Titt′le-tatt′ling, the act of talking idly.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tittle in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tittle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of tittle in a Sentence

  1. Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia:

    If Mrs. Anderson had indeed been Anastasia, Queen Marie would have recognized her on the spot. ... Marie would never have been shocked at anything, and a niece of mine would have known it. ... There is not one tittle of genuine evidence in the story. The woman keeps away from the one relative who would have been the first to recognize her, understand her desperate plight, and symphathize with her.

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