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twitter

[twit-er] /ˈtwɪt ər/
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
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English twiteren (v.); akin to German zwitschern
Related forms
twitterer, noun
twitteringly, adverb
Synonyms
8. flutter, tizzy, fluster.
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British Dictionary definitions for twitterer

twitter

/ˈtwɪtə/
verb
1.
(intransitive) (esp of a bird) to utter a succession of chirping sounds
2.
(intransitive) to talk or move rapidly and tremulously
3.
(intransitive) to giggle: her schoolmates twittered behind their desks
4.
(transitive) to utter in a chirping way
noun
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)
Derived Forms
twitterer, noun
twittery, adjective
Word Origin
C14: of imitative origin

Twitter

/ˈtwɪtə/
noun
1.
trademark a website where people can post short messages about their current activities
verb
2.
(intransitive; sometimes not capital) to write a short message on the Twitter website
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Word Origin and History for twitterer

twitter

v.

late 14c., twiteren, in reference to birds, of imitative origin (cf. Old High German zwizziron, German zwitschern, Danish kvidre, Old Swedish kvitra). The noun meaning "condition of tremulous excitement" is attested from 1670s. The microblogging service with the 140-character limit was introduced in 2006.

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