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dit

[dit] /dɪt/
noun
1.
an echoic word, the referent of which is a click or brief tone interval, used to designate the dot of Morse code, International Morse code, etc.
Compare dah.
Origin of dit
1935-1940
First recorded in 1935-40
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  • The French dits and fabliaux teem with allusions to this custom.

  • In your way from a dinner to a ball, you stopped to exchange agreeable on dits.

    Coningsby Benjamin Disraeli
  • At bottom, four stanzas of Dutch verses, beginning “dits de vrees van alle man.”

    The Dance of Death Francis Douce
  • The subjects of these and of the large number of dits composed by other writers and anonymous are almost innumerable.

  • A decision to buy, sell, or "stand pat" is often based on the on dits of these printed slips.

    Frenzied Finance Thomas W. Lawson
  • Indeed, among the "on dits" which a traveller picks up, gambling is said to be the great vice of Russia.

  • Your knowledge of human nature should teach you how little truth is generally found in the floating on dits of social circles.

    Vashti Augusta J. Evans Wilson
  • Lady Dering has been absent on the Continent during the season, and is utterly ignorant of all the on dits of the day.

  • Although the visitation was unheralded by the customary flourish of trumpeting on dits, it was extremely successful.

    The Magnificent Montez Horace Wyndham
  • She is reading the fashionable daily paper, smiling as some on dits meet her eye.

    The Coquette's Victim Charlotte M. Braeme
British Dictionary definitions for dits

dit

/dɪt/
noun
1.
the short sound used, in combination with the long sound dah, in the spoken representation of Morse and other telegraphic codes Compare dot1 (sense 6)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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