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Littel vs. Little: What's the Difference?

Edited by Huma Saeed || By Sawaira Riaz || Published on September 19, 2023
"Littel" is a frequent misspelling, while "Little" is correct, denoting a small size or amount.

Which is correct: Littel or Little

How to spell Little?

Littel is Incorrect

Little is Correct

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Key Differences

Remember "Little" is related to "Lit," like a small light.
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Sep 19, 2023
Visualize a small item and think of it as "Little," not "Littel."
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Sep 19, 2023
Associate "Little" with common phrases like "Little Red Riding Hood."
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Sep 19, 2023
Recollect popular titles like "Little Women" to reinforce correct spelling.
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Sep 19, 2023
Practice writing "Little" frequently to commit it to muscle memory.
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Sep 19, 2023
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Littel and Little Definitions

Littel

Littel is an incorrect spelling of Little.
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Sep 12, 2023

Little

Young in age.
When I was a little boy, I loved to climb trees.
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Sep 12, 2023

Little

Small in size
A little dining room.
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Sep 10, 2023

Little

Small in quantity or extent
A little money.
A little work on the side.
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Sep 10, 2023

Little

Short in extent or duration; brief
There is little time left.
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Sep 10, 2023

Little

Unimportant; trivial
A little matter.
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Little

Narrow; petty
Mean little comments.
A little mind consumed with trivia.
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Little

Having scant power or influence; of minor status
Just a little clerk in the records office.
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Little

Being at an early stage of growth; young
A little child.
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Little

Younger or youngest. Used especially of a sibling
My little brother is leaving for college next week.
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Little

Not much; scarcely
Works long hours, sleeping little.
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Sep 10, 2023

Little

Not in the least; not at all
They little expected such a generous gift.
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Sep 10, 2023

Little

A small quantity or amount
Give me a little.
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Sep 10, 2023

Little

Something much less than all
I know little of their history.
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Sep 10, 2023

Little

A short distance or time
A little down the road.
Waited a little.
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Sep 10, 2023

Little

Small in size.
This is a little table.
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Sep 10, 2023

Little

Insignificant, trivial.
It's of little importance.
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Little

(offensive) Used to belittle a person.
Listen up, you little shit.
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Little

Very young.
Did he tell you any embarrassing stories about when she was little?
That's the biggest little boy I've ever seen.
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Sep 10, 2023

Little

(of a sibling) Younger.
This is my little sister.
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Sep 10, 2023

Little

(often capitalized) Used with the name of a place, especially of a country or its capital, to denote a neighborhood whose residents or storekeepers are from that place.
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Sep 10, 2023

Little

(derogatory) To imply that the inhabitants of the place have an insular attitude and are hostile to those they perceive as foreign.
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Little

Having few members.
Little herd
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Little

Operating on a small scale.
Little Steel (smaller steel companies, as contrasted with Big Steel)
Little Science (science performed by individuals or small teams, as contrasted with Big Science)
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Little

Short in duration; brief.
I feel better after my little sleep.
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Sep 10, 2023

Little

Small in extent of views or sympathies; narrow; shallow; contracted; mean; illiberal; ungenerous.
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Little

Not much.
This is a little known fact.
She spoke little and listened less.
We slept very little last night.
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Sep 10, 2023

Little

Not at all.
I was speaking ill of Fred; little did I know that he was right behind me, listening in.
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Little

Not much, only a little: only a small amount (of).
There is (very) little water left.
We had very little to do.
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Little

Not much; not a large amount.
Little is known about his early life.
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Sep 10, 2023

Little

A small amount.
Can I try a little of that sauce?
Little did he do to make me comfortable.
If you want some cake, there's a little in the refrigerator
Many littles make a mickle. (Scottish proverb)
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Sep 10, 2023

Little

A child; particularly an infant.
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Little

A newly initiated member of a sorority, who is mentored by a big.
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Little

The participant in ageplay who acts out the younger role.
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Little

(countable) One who has mentally age regressed to a childlike state.
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Little

Small in size or extent; not big; diminutive; - opposed to big or large; as, a little body; a little animal; a little piece of ground; a little hill; a little distance; a little child.
He sought to see Jesus who he was; and could not for the press, because he was little of stature.
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Little

Short in duration; brief; as, a little sleep.
Best him enough: after a little time,I'll beat him too.
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Little

Small in quantity or amount; not much; as, a little food; a little air or water.
Conceited of their little wisdoms, and doting upon their own fancies.
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Little

Small in dignity, power, or importance; not great; insignificant; contemptible.
When thou wast little in thine own sight, wast thou not made the head of the tribes?
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Little

Small in force or efficiency; not strong; weak; slight; inconsiderable; as, little attention or exertion;little effort; little care or diligence.
By sad experiment I knowHow little weight my words with thee can find.
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Sep 10, 2023

Little

Small in extent of views or sympathies; narrow; shallow; contracted; mean; illiberal; ungenerous.
The long-necked geese of the world that are ever hissing dispraise,Because their natures are little.
The men, and the women, and the little ones.
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Little

That which is little; a small quantity, amount, space, or the like.
Much was in little writ.
There are many expressions, which carrying with them no clear ideas, are like to remove but little of my ignorance.
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Little

A small degree or scale; miniature.
A little, to or in a small degree; to a limited extent; somewhat; for a short time. " Stay a little."
The painter flattered her a little.
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Sep 10, 2023

Little

In a small quantity or degree; not much; slightly; somewhat; - often with a preceding it.
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Little

A small amount or duration;
He accepted the little they gave him
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Little

Limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent;
A little dining room
A little house
A small car
A little (or small) group
A small voice
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Little

(quantifier used with mass nouns) small in quantity or degree; not much or almost none or (with `a') at least some;
Little rain fell in May
Gave it little thought
Little hope remained
Little time is left
We still have little money
A little hope remained
A little time is left
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Little

Of short duration or distance;
A brief stay in the country
In a little while
It's a little way away
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Little

Not fully grown;
What a big little boy you are
Small children
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Little

(informal terms) small and of little importance;
A fiddling sum of money
A footling gesture
Our worries are lilliputian compared with those of countries that are at war
A little (or small) matter
Mickey Mouse regulations
A dispute over niggling details
Limited to petty enterprises
Piffling efforts
Giving a police officer a free meal may be against the law, but it seems to be a picayune infraction
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Little

(of a voice) faint;
A little voice
A still small voice
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Little

Younger brother or sister;
Little brother
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Little

Lowercase;
Little a
Small a
E.e.cummings's poetry is written all in minuscule letters
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Little

Small in a way that arouses feelings (of tenderness or its opposite depending on the context);
A nice little job
Bless your little heart
My dear little mother
A sweet little deal
I'm tired of your petty little schemes
Filthy little tricks
What a nasty little situation
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Sep 10, 2023

Little

Not much;
He talked little about his family
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Little

Minor or insignificant.
It's just a little problem, nothing major.
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Sep 12, 2023

Little

A small quantity or amount.
He has a little money saved up.
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Sep 12, 2023

Little

Expressing affection or diminution.
My little sister is adorable.
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Sep 12, 2023

FAQs

What is the pronunciation of Little?

/ˈlɪtəl/
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Sep 19, 2023

Why is it called Little?

The term "Little" is derived from Old English to describe something small in size or amount.
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Sep 19, 2023

What is the plural form of Little?

"Littles" but this is rare and context-dependent.
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Sep 19, 2023

Which conjunction is used with Little?

Context-dependent, but "and" can be used, e.g., "Little and large."
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Sep 19, 2023

What is the singular form of Little?

"Little."
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Sep 19, 2023

Which article is used with Little?

"a" as in "a little."
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What is the verb form of Little?

"Little" does not have a verb form; it's primarily an adjective.
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Sep 19, 2023

Which vowel is used before Little?

Commonly "a" as in "a little."
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Sep 19, 2023

What is the root word of Little?

The root is "Little" itself, derived from Old English "lȳtel."
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Sep 19, 2023

Which preposition is used with Little?

"of" as in "a little of something."
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Sep 19, 2023

Is Little an adverb?

Yes, as in "little known."
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Sep 19, 2023

Is the Little term a metaphor?

Not inherently, but can be used metaphorically.
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Sep 19, 2023

Is Little an abstract noun?

No.
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Sep 19, 2023

Is Little a collective noun?

No.
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Sep 19, 2023

What is the third form of Little?

Again, "Little" does not have verb forms.
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Sep 19, 2023

Is Little a vowel or consonant?

"Little" is a word, not a single letter.
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Sep 19, 2023

Which determiner is used with Little?

"A" or "the" depending on context.
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How do we divide Little into syllables?

Lit-tle.
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What part of speech is Little?

Adjective, noun, and sometimes adverb.
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Sep 19, 2023

What is the first form of Little?

Little is an adjective and doesn't have verb forms.
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Sep 19, 2023

How is Little used in a sentence?

"She has a little dog that always follows her."
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Sep 19, 2023

What is a stressed syllable in Little?

The first syllable: "Lit."
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Sep 19, 2023

Is Little a noun or adjective?

"Little" is primarily an adjective but can also be a noun.
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Sep 19, 2023

Is Little a negative or positive word?

Neutral, but context can give it positive or negative connotations.
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Sep 19, 2023

Is Little a countable noun?

Not in its typical usage.
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Sep 19, 2023

Is the word Little imperative?

No.
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Sep 19, 2023

How many syllables are in Little?

Two syllables.
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Sep 19, 2023

What is another term for Little?

Small.
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Sep 19, 2023

What is the opposite of Little?

Large or big.
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Sep 19, 2023

What is the second form of Little?

As above, "Little" doesn't have verb forms.
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Sep 19, 2023
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