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English

Etymology

Old English lyutel, from West Germanic *lutila-. Cognate with Dutch luttel, German lützel, West Frisian lyts

Pronunciation

Adjective

little (comparative less, lesser or littler, superlative least or littlest)
  1. Small.
    This is a little table.
    It's of little importance.
  2. Very young.
    Did he tell you any embarrassing stories about when she was little?
    That's the biggest little kid I've ever seen.
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Younger.
    This is my little sister.

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Adverb

little (comparative less, superlative least)

Positive
little

Comparative
less

Superlative
least

  1. Not much.
    This is a little known fact.
    She spoke little and listened less.

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Determiner

little (comparative less, superlative least)

  1. A small amount
    There is little water left.

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Usage notes

  • Little is used with uncountable nouns. Few is used with plural countable nouns.

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