Collective Noun for Kittens

What Is a Group of Kittens Called?

A group of kittens is called a litter.
Collective NounUsage
littera litter of kittens
collective noun for kittens

litter of kittens

Other Words for a Group of Kittens

While litter is the most common collective noun for kittens, a group of kittens is also called a kindle.

What Type of Word is "Litter"?

The word "litter" is a collective noun. A collective noun is a word used to represent a group of people, animals, or things.

"Litter Is" or "Litter Are"?

Writers are often unsure whether to treat a collective noun like "litter" as singular or plural. As a general rule, you should treat a collective noun as singular. However, if the context of your sentence focuses on the individuals within the group, you should treat it as plural. For example:
  • The litter is moving nearer. correct tick
  • The litter are moving in different directions. correct tick
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This page was written by Craig Shrives.