Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

El diccionario y el tesauro de inglés online más consultados por estudiantes de inglés.

Definición de “wit” en inglés

See all translations

wit

noun uk   /wɪt/ us  

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.
See also
[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.
More examples

wit noun (INTELLIGENCE)

wits [plural] intelligence and the ability to think quickly: She learned to survive on her wits.
(Definition of wit from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Más sobre la pronunciación de wit
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definiciones de “wit” en otros diccionarios

Palabra del día

derivative

If something is derivative, it is not the result of new ideas, but has been developed from or copies something else.

Palabra del día

Lies, lies, lies!

by Kate Woodford,
February 25, 2015
​​​ According to sociologists (=people who study the relationships between people living in groups), we are good at lying. As a species, we have developed a remarkable ability to deceive each other (= persuade each other that something false is true). Being able to say things that are not true can help with

Aprende más 

snapchat verb

March 02, 2015
to send someone a message using the photomessaging application Snapchat We used to have a thing until he got a girlfriend. now

Aprende más