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dit

[dit]
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.
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Compare dah.

Origin of dit

First recorded in 1935–40
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Examples from the Web for dits

Historical Examples

  • The French dits and fabliaux teem with allusions to this custom.

    The History of Signboards

    Jacob Larwood

  • 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


British Dictionary definitions for dits

dit

noun
  1. 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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