In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- They squeaked and tittered and scolded each other.
- The crowd of Recruits behind Sam tittered with amusement.
- He riffed on that theme while the crowd tittered.
- Call me a cynic, but I tittered when I heard a rumour that a high street bank considering sponsoring student comedy shows.
- When he proclaimed that ‘God is still sovereign, no matter what federal judges say,’ the crowd tittered and applauded.
- Later on the custom was abolished because vulgar people tittered and the dignity of the elephants or their mahouts was wounded.
- Yes the Boss was there in his ‘casual’ clothes, making sure he had a word or two with everyone, making jovial quips that we all tittered to and then wished that either you or he were somewhere else.
- They tittered and hurried away into a room behind them.
- The class tittered in silent laugher and low snickers.
- The rest of the class tittered as I told him in my sternest teacher voice that we would be having a class bathroom break once everyone was quiet and in his seat.
- Women tittered nervously at the implications of age and sexual boundaries.
- The rest of the audience tittered as the main character made baby-noises and hopped across stage, pausing and turning to stare at the enraptured hundreds at every step.
- He read the passage in his Southern drawl as Jay and the audience tittered.
- But even beyond that, she had a great sense of humor, and while the other women tittered, she had a rich, throaty laugh.
- Anyway, she told this joke that I thought was so funny I hooted with laughter, which was quite embarrassing as the rest of the audience only tittered politely.
- All dressed in lovely spring gowns, the young women giggled and tittered, no better than my twelve-year-old sister.
- His daughter tittered behind her slim, white hand.
- As he disappeared down the train all the chaps tittered.
- Brown flashed a knowing look into the gallery, and a few people, for want of a better word, tittered.
- The audience titters nervously, not laughing with the melodrama, but at it.
1decir con una risita ahogada
1risita ahogada feminine
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