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chitter

[chit-er] /ˈtʃɪt ər/
verb (used without object)
1.
to twitter.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English che(a)teren, chiteren, variant of chateren to chatter
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  • Birds chitter in the old cherry trees that are heavy with blossoms and new plant growth is visible all around.
British Dictionary definitions for chitter

chitter

/ˈtʃɪtə/
verb (intransitive)
1.
(mainly US) to twitter or chirp
2.
a dialect word for shiver1 , chatter (sense 3)
Word Origin
C14: of imitative origin
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Word Origin and History for chitter
v.

c.1200, imitative of birds. Related: Chittered; chittering.

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