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v. twit·tered, twit·ter·ing, twit·ters
1. To utter a succession of light chirping or tremulous sounds; chirrup.
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.
To utter or say with a twitter: twittered a greeting.
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.]
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