chitter


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chit·ter

 (chĭt′ər)
intr.v. chit·tered, chit·ter·ing, chit·ters
To twitter or chatter, as a bird.

[Middle English chiteren, of imitative origin.]
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chitter

(ˈtʃɪtə)
vb (intr)
1. chiefly US to twitter or chirp
2. a dialect word for shiver1, chatter3
[C14: of imitative origin]
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chit•ter

(ˈtʃɪt ər)

v.i.
to twitter.
[1350–1400; Middle English che(a)teren,chiteren, alter. of chateren to chatter]
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chitter


Past participle: chittered
Gerund: chittering

Imperative
chitter
chitter
Present
I chitter
you chitter
he/she/it chitters
we chitter
you chitter
they chitter
Preterite
I chittered
you chittered
he/she/it chittered
we chittered
you chittered
they chittered
Present Continuous
I am chittering
you are chittering
he/she/it is chittering
we are chittering
you are chittering
they are chittering
Present Perfect
I have chittered
you have chittered
he/she/it has chittered
we have chittered
you have chittered
they have chittered
Past Continuous
I was chittering
you were chittering
he/she/it was chittering
we were chittering
you were chittering
they were chittering
Past Perfect
I had chittered
you had chittered
he/she/it had chittered
we had chittered
you had chittered
they had chittered
Future
I will chitter
you will chitter
he/she/it will chitter
we will chitter
you will chitter
they will chitter
Future Perfect
I will have chittered
you will have chittered
he/she/it will have chittered
we will have chittered
you will have chittered
they will have chittered
Future Continuous
I will be chittering
you will be chittering
he/she/it will be chittering
we will be chittering
you will be chittering
they will be chittering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been chittering
you have been chittering
he/she/it has been chittering
we have been chittering
you have been chittering
they have been chittering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been chittering
you will have been chittering
he/she/it will have been chittering
we will have been chittering
you will have been chittering
they will have been chittering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been chittering
you had been chittering
he/she/it had been chittering
we had been chittering
you had been chittering
they had been chittering
Conditional
I would chitter
you would chitter
he/she/it would chitter
we would chitter
you would chitter
they would chitter
Past Conditional
I would have chittered
you would have chittered
he/she/it would have chittered
we would have chittered
you would have chittered
they would have chittered
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.chitter - make high-pitched sounds, as of birdschitter - make high-pitched sounds, as of birds
cheep, chirp, chirrup, peep - make high-pitched sounds; "the birds were chirping in the bushes"
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