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twitter

noun

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1 a state of nervous or irritated concern
  • our grandmother gets all in a twitter if she doesn't get her weekly phone call right on time

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2 an explosive sound that is a sign of amusement
  • the sort of lame double entendres that invariably provoke twitters among the immature

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twitter

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of twitter (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to engage in casual or rambling conversation
  • a local diner where the town gossips like to twitter

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2 to make a short sharp sound like a small bird
  • his two-way radio twittered as he answered it

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3 to show mirth with an explosive vocal sound
  • has this grating habit of twittering helplessly whenever she's nervous

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The first known use of twitter was in the 14th century

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“Twitter.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/twitter. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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