- a dot or other small mark in writing or printing, used as a diacritic, punctuation, etc.
- a very small part or quantity; a particle, jot, or whit: He said he didn't care a tittle.
Origin of tittle
Examples from the Web for tittle
Not in one jot or tittle would it suffer in the authority of its teaching.The Soul of a People
Three days had passed, and he had not broken his vow—no, not in one jot or tittle.The Nebuly Coat
John Meade Falkner
And what have they to offer thee which are worth the least tittle of that which she would have given thee?Thais
But there was not a tittle of evidence against them, and they were discharged.Tom Gerrard
She had no desire to keep from his knowledge any tittle of what had occurred.Miss Mackenzie
- a small mark in printing or writing, esp a diacritic
- a jot; particle
Word Origin and History for tittle
late 14c., "small stroke or point in writing," representing Latin apex in Late Latin sense of "accent mark over a vowel," borrowed (perhaps by influence of Provençal titule "the dot over -i-") from Latin titulus "inscription, heading" (see title (n.)).