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witnoun

uk   /wɪt/  us   /wɪt/
  • wit noun (HUMOUR)

C1 [S or U] the ability to use words in a clever and humorous way: a woman of great intelligence and wit Her conversation sparkled with her own subtle blend of wit and charm. He was known for his dry/ready/sharp wit.
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[C] a person who is skilled at using words in a clever and humorous way: Sydney Smith, a notable wit, once remarked that he never read a book before he reviewed it because it might prejudice his opinion of it.

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witnoun [C/U]

 us   /wɪt/
the ability to use words in an amusing and intelligent way, or a person who has this ability: [U] The warmth and wit of her literary style bring the subject to life.
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