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ditty (plural ditties)
- A short verse or tune.
- The Acme mattress ditty has been stuck in my head all day.
- 1636, George Sandys, Paraphrase upon the Psalms and Hymns dispersed throughout the Old and New Testaments
- And to the warbling lute soft ditties sing.
- A saying or utterance, especially one that is short and frequently repeated.
a short verse or tune
- To sing; to warble a little tune.
- , George Herbert, [Nicholas Ferrar], editor, The Temple: Sacred Poems, and Private Ejaculations, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire: […] Thomas Buck and Roger Daniel; and are to be sold by Francis Green, […], OCLC 1048966979; reprinted London: Elliot Stock, […], 1885, OCLC 54151361:
- Beasts fain would sing; birds ditty to their notes.