tut-tut

[ pronounced as two alveolar clicks; spelling pronunciation tuht-tuht ]
/ pronounced as two alveolar clicks; spelling pronunciation ˈtʌtˈtʌt /

interjection, noun, verb (used without object), tut-tut·ted, tut-tut·ting.

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How well do you know your adjectives from your adverbs? Your preposition from your pronouns? Your interjections from your conjunctions? Let’s put your knowledge of parts of speech to the text! Note: Many of the following questions will ask you to identify the parts of speech “in order.” That means the first word in all capital letters will correspond to the first option in an answer, and so on.
Question 1 of 10
In order, what parts of speech are the words in all capital letters? Alisa was VERY tired, SO she decided to go to bed.

Origin of tut-tut

First recorded in 1585–95
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British Dictionary definitions for tut-tutting

tut-tut
/ (pronounced as alveolar clicks; spelling pron ˈtʌtˈtʌt) /

interjection

an exclamation of mild reprimand, disapproval, or surprise

verb -tuts, -tutting or -tutted

(intr) to express disapproval by the exclamation of "tut-tut"

noun

the act of tut-tutting
Often shortened to: tut
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