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twitter

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verb twit·ter \ˈtwi-tər\

Definition of twitter

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to utter successive chirping noises

  3. 2a :  to talk in a chattering fashionb :  giggle, titter

  4. 3 :  to tremble with agitation :  flutter

  5. transitive verb
  6. 1 :  to utter in chirps or twitters <the robin twittered its morning song>

  7. 2 :  to shake rapidly back and forth :  flutter

Examples of twitter in a sentence

  1. The birds were twittering in the trees.

  2. A robin twittered its morning song.

  3. What are those people twittering about?

Origin and Etymology of twitter

Middle English twiteren; akin to Old High German zwizzirōn to twitter


First Known Use: 14th century


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twitter

noun twit·ter

Definition of twitter

  1. 1 :  a trembling agitation :  quiver

  2. 2 :  a small tremulous intermittent sound (as of birds)

  3. 3a :  a light chatteringb :  a light silly laugh :  giggle

twittery

play \ˈtwi-tə-rē\ adjective

Examples of twitter in a sentence

  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>

1678

First Known Use of twitter

1678



TWITTER Defined for English Language Learners

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twitter

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verb twit·ter \ˈtwi-tər\

Definition of twitter for English Language Learners

  • : to make fast and usually high sounds

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


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twitter

noun twit·ter

Definition of twitter for English Language Learners

  • : the short, high sounds that birds make

  • : a light, silly laugh


TWITTER Defined for Kids

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twitter

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verb twit·ter \ˈtwi-tər\

Definition of twitter for Students

twittered

twittering

  1. 1 :  to make a series of chirping noises

  2. 2 :  to talk in a chattering fashion


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twitter

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noun twit·ter

Definition of twitter for Students

  1. 1 :  the chirping of birds

  2. 2 :  a light chattering or laughing

  3. 3 :  a nervous upset state <We were all of a twitter.>



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