Meaning of “witty” in the English Dictionary

"witty" in British English

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wittyadjective

uk /ˈwɪt.i/ us /ˈwɪt̬.i/

B2 using words in a clever and funny way:

a witty comment/remark
He was witty and very charming.

More examples

  • Her music is witty, ironic and allusive.
  • It was obvious from their witty intimacies that they had been good friends for many years.
  • She gave a witty, entertaining and articulate speech.
  • There are some very witty one-liners in the film.
  • The film is a skilful, witty pastiche of 'Jaws'.
wittily
adverb uk /ˈwɪt.əl.i/ us /ˈwɪt̬.əl.i/

(Definition of “witty” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"witty" in American English

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wittyadjective

us /ˈwɪt̬·i/

using words in an amusing and intelligent way; full of wit:

a witty remark
I think she’s one of the wittiest comics on television.
Note: A witty remark is a witticism.

(Definition of “witty” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)