tittle (n.) late 14c., "small stroke or point in writing," representing L. apex in L.L. sense of "accent mark over a vowel," borrowed (perhaps by influence of Prov. titule "the dot over -i-") from L. titulus "inscription, heading."

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  • tittle — noun /ˈtɪt.əl/ a) A small, insignificant amount (of something); a vanishing scintilla; a measly crumb; a minute speck. The foure pricks or tittles are these. The first is a full prick or period. The second is a comma or crooked tittle. b) Any… …   Wiktionary

  • tittle — /tit l/, n. 1. a dot or other small mark in writing or printing, used as a diacritic, punctuation, etc. 2. a very small part or quantity; a particle, jot, or whit: He said he didn t care a tittle. [bef. 900; ME titel, OE titul < ML titulus mark… …   Universalium

  • tittle — /ˈtɪtl / (say titl) noun 1. a dot or other small mark in writing or printing, used, for example, as a diacritic. 2. a very small part or quantity; a particle, jot, or whit: *Yet he had managed to succeed without, in the process, sacrificing jot… …  

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