Definition of little:

part of speech: adverb

In a small degree or quantity; in some degree but not great; not much; comp.

part of speech: noun

A small portion or quantity; small space; not much.

part of speech: adjective

Small in bulk, extent, or size; low in degree; trifling.

Usage examples:

  • I'll be back in a little while. Pauline Lester in "Marjorie Dean High School Freshman".
  • She moved a little nearer to him. Marie Belloc Lowndes in "Jane Oglander".
  • Yes, I had a little surprise for you. Charles Weathers Bump in "The Mermaid of Druid Lake and Other Stories".
  • Cudn't the ministher help a little if he was here, Anna? Alexander Irvine in "My Lady of the Chimney Corner".

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