Wit - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |wɪt|  American pronunciation of the word wit
Brit.  |wɪt|  British pronunciation of the word wit

noun

- a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter (syn: humor, humour, witticism, wittiness)
- mental ability (syn: brain, brainpower, mentality)
- a witty amusing person who makes jokes (syn: card, wag)

Examples

She is full of wit and vivacity.

His latest book doesn't have the same wit as his earlier books.

The book is a collection of his wit and wisdom.

She was a famous writer and wit.

He sets up for a wit.

His sharp wit had them all smiling.

a woman of great wit and charm

I'll find Romeo ... I wot well where he is. (W. Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet)

Word forms

noun
singular: wit
plural: wits
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