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Pronunciation of A Little: Learn how to pronounce A Little in English correctly

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Oxford dictionary definition of the word little:

small in size, amount, or degree (often used to convey an appealing diminutiveness or express an affectionate or condescending attitude):
the plants will grow into little bushes
a little puppy dog
a boring little man
(of a person) young or younger:
my little brother
when she was little she was always getting into scrapes
[attributive] denoting something, especially a place, that is the smaller or smallest of those so named or is named after a similar larger one:
the village of Little Chesterton
[attributive] used in names of animals and plants that are smaller than related kinds, e.g. little grebe.
[attributive] of short distance or duration:
stay for a little while
we climbed up a little way
[attributive] relatively unimportant or trivial (often used ironically):
we have a little problem
I can’t remember every little detail
determiner & pronoun
1 (a little) a small amount of:
[as determiner]:
we got a little help from a training scheme
[as pronoun]:
you only see a little of what he can do
[pronoun] a short time or distance:
after a little, the rain stopped
2used to emphasize how small an amount is:
[as determiner]:
I have little doubt of their identity
there was very little time to be lost
[as pronoun]:
he ate and drank very little
the rouble is worth so little these days
adverb (less, least)
1 (a little) to a small extent:
he reminded me a little of my parents
I was always a little afraid of her
2only to a small extent; not much or often (used for emphasis):
he was little known in this country
he had slept little these past weeks
hardly or not at all:
little did he know what wheels he was putting into motion

in little

archaic on a small scale; in miniature.
little by little

by degrees; gradually:
little by little the money dried up
little or nothing

hardly anything:
I can find little or nothing to fault in this book
make little of

treat as unimportant:
they made little of their royal connection
no little

a factor of no little importance
not a little

a great deal (of); much:
not a little consternation was caused
it was not a little puzzling
quite a little

a fairly large amount of:
some spoke quite a little English
a considerable:
it turned out to be quite a little bonanza
quite the little ——

used as a condescending or ironic recognition that someone has a particular quality or accomplishment:
you’ve become quite the little horsewoman



Old English lȳtel, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch luttel, German dialect lützel