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1twit·ter

verb \ˈtwi-tər\

: to make fast and usually high sounds

: to talk in a quick and informal way about unimportant things

Full Definition of TWITTER

intransitive verb
1
:  to utter successive chirping noises
2
a :  to talk in a chattering fashion
b :  giggle, titter
3
:  to tremble with agitation :  flutter
transitive verb
1
:  to utter in chirps or twitters <the robin twittered its morning song>
2
:  to shake rapidly back and forth :  flutter

Examples of TWITTER

  1. The birds were twittering in the trees.
  2. A robin twittered its morning song.
  3. What are those people twittering about?

Origin of TWITTER

Middle English twiteren; akin to Old High German zwizzirōn to twitter
First Known Use: 14th century

2twitter

noun

: the short, high sounds that birds make

: a light, silly laugh

Full Definition of TWITTER

1
:  a trembling agitation :  quiver
2
:  a small tremulous intermittent sound (as of birds)
3
a :  a light chattering
b :  a light silly laugh :  giggle
twit·tery \ˈtwi-tə-rē\ adjective

Examples of TWITTER

  1. The twitter of songbirds filled the air.
  2. <our grandmother gets all in a twitter if she doesn't get her weekly phone call right on time>

First Known Use of TWITTER

1678

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