Definition of great tit in US English:

great tit


  • A tit (songbird) with a black head and white cheeks, occurring in many different races from western Europe to eastern Asia.

    Parus major, family Paridae

    • ‘Passerines include great tits, blue tits, warblers, and sparrows.’
    • ‘The eggs and more commonly the young of blue tits, great tits, coal tits and nuthatches have all become victims.’
    • ‘Of the woodland species, they are studying chaffinches, great tits, blackbirds, robins, jays, tree pipits, and others.’
    • ‘Blackbirds, starlings, green finches, great tits, robins, collared doves and dunnocks are all included in Cumbria's top ten.’
    • ‘She adds that her own studies of reed warblers and great tits in Britain suggest that these vocal and visual begging cues are roughly of equal importance to parents.’


great tit

/ˌɡrāt ˈtit/