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noun litter pronunciation in British English /ˈlɪtə(r)/
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] things such as pieces of paper that people have dropped on the ground in a public place, making it untidy

    The park and river are full of litter.

    1. a.
      [singular] an untidy pile of things

      the litter of old newspapers on his desk

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  2. 2
    [countable] a group of baby cats, dogs, or other animals that are born at the same time
  3. 3
    [uncountable] a substance like small stones that is put in the container that a pet cat goes to the toilet in
  4. 4
    [uncountable] any substance that farm animals sleep on
  5. 5
    [countable] a seat or bed made from cloth with long poles, in which an important person or dead body was carried in the past

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