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twit·ter  (twtr)
v. twit·tered, twit·ter·ing, twit·ters
v.intr.
1. To utter a succession of light chirping or tremulous sounds; chirrup.
2.
a. To speak rapidly and in a tremulous manner: twittering over office gossip.
b. To giggle nervously; titter.
3. To tremble with nervous agitation or excitement.
v.tr.
To utter or say with a twitter: twittered a greeting.
n.
1.
a. The light chirping sound made by certain birds.
b. A similar sound, especially light, tremulous speech or laughter.
2. Agitation or excitement; flutter.

[Middle English twiteren, ultimately of imitative origin.]

twitter·er n.
twitter·y adj.


twitter  /twtr/  v. [I] to call or chirp rapidly like birds: Birds twittered in the trees.
n. 1 a rapid chirp 2 a state of nervous agitation: I could hear the twitter of sparrows gathered in their favorite bush. See: atwitter. twitter

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