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twitter Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun a series of chirps
    chirrup.
  2. verb make high-pitched sounds, as of birds
    chitter.
WordNet

Twit"ter noun
Etymology
From Twit.
Definitions
  1. One who twits, or reproaches; an upbraider.
Twit"ter intransitive verb
Etymology
OE. twiteren; of imitative origin; cf. G. zwitschern, OHG. zwizzirn, D. kwetteren, Sw. qwitra, Dan. quiddre. Cf. Titter.
Wordforms
imperfect & past participle Twittered ; present participle & verbal noun Twittering
Definitions
  1. To make a succession of small, tremulous, intermitted noises.
    The swallow twittering from the straw-built shed. Gray.
  2. To make the sound of a half-suppressed laugh; to titter; to giggle. J. Fletcher.
  3. Perhaps influenced by twitch. To have a slight trembling of the nerves; to be excited or agitated.
Twit"ter transitive verb
Definitions
  1. To utter with a twitter. Cowper.
Twit"ter noun
Definitions
  1. The act of twittering; a small, tremulous, intermitted noise, as that made by a swallow.
  2. A half-suppressed laugh; a fit of laughter partially restrained; a titter; a giggle. Hudibras.
  3. A slight trembling or agitation of the nerves.

Webster 1913