[ dit ]
/ dɪt /
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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.
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Origin of dit
First recorded in 1935–40
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How to use dit in a sentence
"La paix fourre," Soulier, Histoire des dits de pacification, 73.History of the Rise of the Huguenots|Henry Baird
Indeed, among the "on dits" which a traveller picks up, gambling is said to be the great vice of Russia.Incidents of Travel in Greece, Turkey, Russia, and Poland, 7th ed. Vol. 2 of 2|John Lloyd Stephens
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
British Dictionary definitions for dit
/ (dɪt) /
the short sound used, in combination with the long sound dah, in the spoken representation of Morse and other telegraphic codesCompare dot 1 (def. 6)
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