Twitter Definition

twĭtər
twitters
verb
twitters
To make a series of light, sharp, intermittent vocal sounds; chirp continuously or tremulously, as birds do.
Webster's New World
To talk in a rapid, tremulous manner expressive of agitation, timidity, etc.; chatter.
Webster's New World
To giggle or titter.
Webster's New World
To express or say in a twittering manner.
Webster's New World
To tremble with excitement, eagerness, etc.
Webster's New World
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noun
twitters
A trademark for an online social networking service that limits posts to 140 characters.
American Heritage
A light, sharp, intermittent vocal sound of a bird; chirping.
Webster's New World
Any similar sound.
Webster's New World
A condition of trembling excitement; flutter.
Webster's New World
A person who twits.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Twitter

Noun

Singular:
twitter
Plural:
twitters

Origin of Twitter

  • From the name of one online social networking and microblogging service, Twitter, from twitter (“to utter a succession of chirps").

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English twiteren ultimately of imitative origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Imitating the sound.

    From Wiktionary

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