Definitions

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  • n. Loose stones on hillsides deposited by weathering.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. to make a shrill creaking noise by rubbing together special bodily structures, as of male insects such as crickets or grasshoppers.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To emit a short, shrill, strident call or note, as a grasshopper; make a slight rattle.
  • n. A slight rattling noise.
  • n. Same as clatter, n. Compare clutter, n.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. make a shrill creaking noise by rubbing together special bodily structures

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Examples

  • The 24-year-old Miami artist can't believe that vajazzling is a "real thing," pointing out that the practice was initially spoofed on YouTube with a fake advertisement for something called "clitter," a faux vagina glitter.

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  • No way but suicide king and down the alley roared the car clitter clattering up the motorways and through towards evermore.

    Final Resting Place of The Pen

  • In spite of the opening and closing of doors, the hasty messengers, the ringing of bells and the perpetual clitter-clack of recording implements, Graham felt isolated, strangely inactive, inoperative.

    When the Sleeper Wakes

  • The wings flapped jerkily, click, block, clitter clock, and the machines drove up; they spread and ceased, and the apparatus came soaring through the air.

    The War in the Air

  • A whirring of engines, click, clock, clitter clock, smote upon his ears.

    The War in the Air

  • He was quite alone — for his coachman was ill in bed — and there was nothing to be seen on either hand but a drifting mystery of hedge running athwart the yellow glare of his lamps, and nothing to hear but the clitter-clatter of his horses and the gride and hedge echo of his wheels.

    The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth

  • There were nearly two hundred of the things, Holmes said, their fantastic shapes perched atop the rocky clitter around their disintegrating feet, and below that the low green turf, spongy with the water it held.

    The Moor

  • I dried my face, blew my nose, rested my head in my hands until the pounding internal pressure had subsided — long enough for a rabbit to lose its fear and venture out of its bury among the clitter.

    The Moor

  • Throughout the boat, tables of mah-jong were being set up by Chinese, and the clitter-clatter of the ivory tiles banging on the tables began to dominate.

    Noble House

  • The big curved wings on either side flapped disconcertingly, flapped again 'click, clock, click, clock, clitter-clock!

    The War in the Air

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  • clitter clatter clutter

    February 16, 2016

  • Posterity needs to know who started this thread:

    bilby commented on the word clatter

    If you'd like to make up a nonce defintion for clitter *ahem* I will leave that up to you.

    February 16, 2016

    February 16, 2016

  • Loose stones on hillsides, you perverts, loose stones on hillsides.

    February 16, 2016

  • In Norwegian maritime folklore, a sea captain who behaved so lewdly with his men that they mutinied and threw him overboard, was believed to lurk deep underwater, and return once in a hundred years in the form of the Klitter, a vast, multi-tentacled disrespecter of persons, refining his technique as he slumbers.

    Tennyson knew all about him, of course:


    There hath he lain for ages and will lie
    Battening upon huge sea-worms in his sleep,
    Until the latter fire shall heat the deep;
    Then once by man and angels to be seen,
    In roaring he shall rise and on the surface die.


    Naturally nudists are terrified of his rising and of his noodly appendages.

    February 16, 2016

  • Hmmmm...

    February 16, 2016

  • There ran through the crowd a quick titter,
    Leaving nudists alarmed and atwitter
    And so much aghast
    The beach emptied fast
    From dread he'd return as a clitter.

    February 16, 2016

  • When the bowl of the day is aglitter
    The songbirds will warble and twitter,
    But take silent flight
    From smothering night -
    The cave of the hoot and the clitter.

    July 11, 2015