to titter

To suppress a laugh.

The 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue.

Tit"ter (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tittered (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Tittering.] [Probably of imitative origin.]

To laugh with the tongue striking against the root of the upper teeth; to laugh with restraint, or without much noise; to giggle.

A group of tittering pages ran before. Longfellow.

 

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Tit"ter, n.

A restrained laugh.

"There was a titter of . . . delight on his countenance."

Coleridge.

 

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Tit"ter, v. i.

To seesaw. See Teeter.

 

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