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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.

Twit·ter

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

adj attrzwitschernd
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She's got most of the symptoms--is twittery and cross, doesn't eat, lies awake, and mopes in corners.
With a chorus of squawks, a pair of macaws shoot from the trees below, moving their wings in twittery pinwheels.
As one of her twittery friends said, she obviously hadn't been listening during the 'stopping distances' bit.