Definition of Twitter

1. Noun. A series of chirps.

Exact synonyms: Chirrup
Generic synonyms: Sound
Derivative terms: Chirrup



2. Verb. Make high-pitched sounds, as of birds.
Exact synonyms: Chitter
Generic synonyms: Cheep, Chirp, Chirrup, Peep
Derivative terms: Twitterer

Definition of Twitter

1. n. One who twits, or reproaches; an upbraider.

2. v. i. To make a succession of small, tremulous, intermitted noises.

3. v. t. To utter with a twitter.

4. n. The act of twittering; a small, tremulous, intermitted noise, as that made by a swallow.

Definition of Twitter

1. Noun. The sound of a succession of chirps as uttered by birds. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To utter a succession of bird's chirps. ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive) (of a person) To talk in an excited or nervous manner. ¹

4. Verb. (neologism Internet) To use the microblogging service Twitter. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Twitter

1. to utter a succession of chirping sounds [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Twitter

twitchiest
twitchily
twitchiness
twitching
twitchingly
twitchings
twitcht
twitchy
twite
twites
twitlark
twits
twitted
twittens
twitter (current term)
twitterati
twittered
twitterer
twitterers
twittering
twitteringly
twitterings
twitterpated
twitters
twittery
twitting
twittingly
twittings

Literary usage of Twitter

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1. A Dictionary of English Etymology by Hensleigh Wedgwood, John Christopher Atkinson (1872)
"The word representing sound is then applied to movement of analogous nature, as in E. twitter, to tremble ; Swiss zwitschern, ..."

2. Good Words by Norman Macleod (1874)
"All the birds twitter of mirth and play, Si> merry are they— "Come away, come away ! " Look at the sunbeams how they play, Chasing the shadows so madly ..."

3. The Birds of Maine: With Key to and Description of the Various Species Known by Ora Willis Knight (1908)
"... uttered at first slowly, quickly increasing until the syllables run together and ending in a rapid twitter. The alarm call is a " chip " or ..."

4. A Glossary of the Cleveland Dialect: Explanatory, Derivative, and Critical by John Christopher Atkinson (1868)
"No doubt the ordinary word twitter, to tremble, by an accommodation of sense from the vibrating or tremulous motion of the entanglements described when in ..."

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