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Twit·ter

 (twĭt′ər)
A trademark for an online social networking service that limits posts to 140 characters.

twit·ter

 (twĭt′ər)
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.]

twit′ter·er n.
twit′ter·y adj.

twitter

(ˈtwɪtə)
vb
1. (intr) (esp of a bird) to utter a succession of chirping sounds
2. (intr) to talk or move rapidly and tremulously
3. (intr) to giggle: her schoolmates twittered behind their desks.
4. (tr) to utter in a chirping way
n
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)
[C14: of imitative origin]
ˈtwitterer n
ˈtwittery adj

Twitter

(ˈtwɪtə)
n
trademark a website where people can post short messages about their current activities
vb
(intr; sometimes not capital) to write a short message on the Twitter website

twit•ter

(ˈtwɪt ər)

v.i.
1. to utter a succession of small, tremulous sounds, as a bird.
2. to talk lightly and rapidly, esp. of trivial matters; chatter.
3. to titter; giggle.
4. to tremble with excitement or the like; be in a flutter.
v.t.
5. to express or utter by twittering.
n.
6. an act of twittering.
7. a twittering sound.
8. a state of tremulous excitement.
[1325–75; Middle English twiteren (v.); compare Old High German zwizzirōn]
twit′ter•er, n.
twit′ter•ing•ly, adv.
twit′ter•y, adj.

twitter


Past participle: twittered
Gerund: twittering

Imperative
twitter
twitter
Present
I twitter
you twitter
he/she/it twitters
we twitter
you twitter
they twitter
Preterite
I twittered
you twittered
he/she/it twittered
we twittered
you twittered
they twittered
Present Continuous
I am twittering
you are twittering
he/she/it is twittering
we are twittering
you are twittering
they are twittering
Present Perfect
I have twittered
you have twittered
he/she/it has twittered
we have twittered
you have twittered
they have twittered
Past Continuous
I was twittering
you were twittering
he/she/it was twittering
we were twittering
you were twittering
they were twittering
Past Perfect
I had twittered
you had twittered
he/she/it had twittered
we had twittered
you had twittered
they had twittered
Future
I will twitter
you will twitter
he/she/it will twitter
we will twitter
you will twitter
they will twitter
Future Perfect
I will have twittered
you will have twittered
he/she/it will have twittered
we will have twittered
you will have twittered
they will have twittered
Future Continuous
I will be twittering
you will be twittering
he/she/it will be twittering
we will be twittering
you will be twittering
they will be twittering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been twittering
you have been twittering
he/she/it has been twittering
we have been twittering
you have been twittering
they have been twittering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been twittering
you will have been twittering
he/she/it will have been twittering
we will have been twittering
you will have been twittering
they will have been twittering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been twittering
you had been twittering
he/she/it had been twittering
we had been twittering
you had been twittering
they had been twittering
Conditional
I would twitter
you would twitter
he/she/it would twitter
we would twitter
you would twitter
they would twitter
Past Conditional
I would have twittered
you would have twittered
he/she/it would have twittered
we would have twittered
you would have twittered
they would have twittered

twitter

Short but frequent status reports about a person’s ordinary day-to-day activities made available to that person’s online network of friends and associates.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.twitter - a series of chirpstwitter - a series of chirps      
sound - the sudden occurrence of an audible event; "the sound awakened them"
Verb1.twitter - make high-pitched sounds, as of birdstwitter - make high-pitched sounds, as of birds
cheep, chirp, chirrup, peep - make high-pitched sounds; "the birds were chirping in the bushes"

twitter

verb
1. chirrup, whistle, chatter, trill, chirp, warble, cheep, tweet There were birds twittering in the trees.
2. chatter, chat, rabbit (on) (Brit. informal), gossip, babble, gab (informal), prattle, natter, jabber, blather, prate They were twittering excitedly about their new dresses.
noun
1. chirrup, call, song, cry, whistle, chatter, trill, chirp, warble, cheep, tweet She would waken to the twitter of birds

twitter

verb
To move to and fro in short, jerky movements:
Translations
زقْزَقَهيُزَقْزِق
cvrlikánícvrlikat
kvidrekvidren
kvak, tístkvaka, tísta
čirenimasčirentičiulbėti
čivināšanačivināt
čvirikaniečvirikať
ščebetati
cıvıldamacıvıldamak

twitter

[ˈtwɪtəʳ]
A. N [of bird] → pío m
to be all of a twitter be in a twitterestar or andar agitado or nervioso
B. VI [bird] → piar; [person] → hablar nerviosamente

twitter

[ˈtwɪtər]
vi
[birds] → gazouiller
[person] → jacasser
to twitter about sth → jacasser à propos de qch
n [birds] → gazouillement m

twitter

vi (lit, fig)zwitschern
vtzwitschern
n
(of birds)Zwitschern nt, → Gezwitscher nt
(inf) to be all of a twitterganz aufgeregt or aufgelöst sein

twitter

[ˈtwɪtəʳ]
1. n (of bird) → cinguettio
to be all of a twitter, be in a twitter (fam) → essere in grande agitazione
2. vi (bird) → cinguettare; (person) → cicalare

twitter

(ˈtwitə) noun
a light, repeated chirping sound, especially made by (small) birds. He could hear the twitter of sparrows.
verb
to make such a noise.
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