twitter

[twit-er]
verb (used without object)
1.
to utter a succession of small, tremulous sounds, as a bird.
2.
to talk lightly and rapidly, especially of trivial matters; chatter.
3.
to titter; giggle.
4.
to tremble with excitement or the like; be in a flutter.
5.
Digital Technology, tweet ( def 4 ).
verb (used with object)
6.
to express or utter by twittering.
noun
7.
an act of twittering.
8.
a twittering sound.
9.
a state of tremulous excitement.

Origin:
1325–75; Middle English twiteren (v.); akin to German zwitschern

twitterer, noun
twitteringly, adverb


8. flutter, tizzy, fluster.
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Twitter

Trademark.
the name of a social-networking service and website that limits the length of messages one can post to a certain number of characters.
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twitter (ˈtwɪtə)
 
vb
1.  (intr) (esp of a bird) to utter a succession of chirping sounds
2.  (intr) to talk or move rapidly and tremulously
3.  (intr) to giggle: her schoolmates twittered behind their desks
4.  (tr) to utter in a chirping way
 
n
5.  a twittering sound, esp of a bird
6.  the act of twittering
7.  a state of nervous excitement (esp in the phrase in a twitter)
 
[C14: of imitative origin]
 
'twitterer
 
n
 
'twittery
 
adj

Twitter (ˈtwɪtə)
 
n, —vb
1.  trademark a website where people can post short messages about their current activitiesto write a short message on the Twitter website
2.  (intr; sometimes not capital) a website where people can post short messages about their current activitiesto write a short message on the Twitter website
 
n, —vb
1.  trademark a website where people can post short messages about their current activitiesto write a short message on the Twitter website
2.  (intr; sometimes not capital) a website where people can post short messages about their current activitiesto write a short message on the Twitter website

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Word Origin & History

twitter
late 14c., of imitative origin (cf. O.H.G. zwizziron, Ger. zwitschern, Dan. kvidre). The noun meaning "condition of tremulous excitement" is attested from 1678.
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Twitter definition

messaging
A free Internet service for posting short messages, known as "tweets", via a central server, which are then sent to all users who have chosen to follow you or to a specific user. A variety of client programs are available in addition to the web site. Launched in about 2008.
Twitter home (http://twitter.com/).
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Example sentences
Twitter is simply a platform, or framework, that allows communication to occur.
Twitter is a social media service through which brief messages can be relayed
  to thousands at once.
It's already been praised as a brilliant and insightful piece of medical
  journalism on blogs and twitter.
Here is an algebraic solution to the twitter vs earthquake problem.
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