Definition of ditty :
1. A saying or utterance; especially, one that is short and frequently repeated; a theme.
2. A song; a lay; a little poem intended to be sung.
3. To sing; to warble a little tune.
melody (part of speech: noun)
music (part of speech: noun)
concert, arrangement, ballad, air, ballet, instrumental, chorus, psalm, carol, composition, music, harmony, lyric, jazz, quartet, bebop, tune, melody, syncopation, score, hymn, symphony, lullaby, song, blues, sonata, concerto, aria, vocalization, serenade
- Malice or humour, in the early days, expressed itself in what were called pipes- a ditty, either taught by repetition or circulated on scraps of paper: the offences of official men were thus hitched into rhyme. - "The History of Tasmania, Volume I (of 2)", John West.
- And my first musical efforts, when I was just ten months old, were to try to sing this ditty in imitation of my negro mammy. - "Memoirs of an American Prima Donna", Clara Louise Kellogg.
- It was that kind of addition to the general gloom that, at first, would fire O'Flynn to raise his own spirits, at least, by roaring out an Irish ditty. - "The Magnetic North", Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond).