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Clitter   Listen
verb
clitter  v. i.  To make a shrill creaking noise by rubbing together special bodily structures, as of male insects such as crickets or grasshoppers.
Synonyms: stridulate.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Clitter" Quotes from Famous Books



... me tell you about my seven select spirits. They are having nursery tea at the present moment with a minimum of comfort and a maximum of noise, so if you can bear a deafening babel of voices and an unmusical clitter-clatter of crockery I will take you inside the room and ...
— Seven Little Australians • Ethel Sybil Turner

... Mrs. Vinegar lived in a vinegar bottle. Now, one day when Mr. Vinegar was from home and Mrs. Vinegar, who was a very good housewife, was busily sweeping her house, an unlucky thump of the broom brought the whole house clitter-clatter about her ears. In a paroxysm of grief she rushed forth to meet her husband. On seeing him she exclaimed, "Oh, Mr. Vinegar, Mr. Vinegar, we are ruined, we are ruined: I have knocked the house down, and it ...
— Children's Literature - A Textbook of Sources for Teachers and Teacher-Training Classes • Charles Madison Curry



Words linked to "Clitter" :   resound, stridulate, noise



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