- to utter a succession of small, tremulous sounds, as a bird.
- to talk lightly and rapidly, especially of trivial matters; chatter.
- to titter; giggle.
- to tremble with excitement or the like; be in a flutter.
- Digital Technology. tweet(def 4).
- to express or utter by twittering.
- an act of twittering.
- a twittering sound.
- a state of tremulous excitement.
Origin of twitter
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- the brand name of a social media service and website where registered users may post text that is limited to a certain number of characters, as well as links, photos, or videos.
Examples from the Web for twitter
Fry had previously confirmed the news to his army of followers on Twitter.Meet Stephen Fry’s Future Husband (Who Is Less Than Half His Age)
January 6, 2015
The other Twitter topic you are well known for is the topic of Salon.Patton Oswalt on Fighting Conservatives With Satire
January 6, 2015
He prefers to express himself through Twitter and leave it at that.How James Woods Became Obama’s Biggest Twitter Troll
December 31, 2014
Radel has since had his record expunged and, even better, is back on Twitter.2014 Was a Delectably Good Year for Sleaze
December 30, 2014
The reality TV mogul bared her butt—and everything else, too—for Paper Magazine in a spread that sent Twitter into a tizzy.Kim Kardashian Cheekily Breaks the Internet
December 29, 2014
He did not mind being awakened by the "twitter" of a milk cart.A Daughter of the Middle Border
Else would I call it the twitter of a wren that has flown over.Fort Amity
Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
"It is a pity we can't chirp and twitter like birds," said Rendel.The Arbiter
Lady F. E. E. Bell
An enchanted place with its flight and twitter of birds above the water.The Spirit of Rome
I know all the birds say when they twitter and chirp, caw and coo, gobble and cluck.Europa's Fairy Book
- (intr) (esp of a bird) to utter a succession of chirping sounds
- (intr) to talk or move rapidly and tremulously
- (intr) to giggleher schoolmates twittered behind their desks
- (tr) to utter in a chirping way
- a twittering sound, esp of a bird
- the act of twittering
- a state of nervous excitement (esp in the phrase in a twitter)
- trademark a website where people can post short messages about their current activities
- (intr; sometimes not capital) to write a short message on the Twitter website
Word Origin and History for twitter
late 14c., twiteren, in reference to birds, of imitative origin (cf. Old High German zwizziron, German zwitschern, Danish kvidre, Old Swedish kvitra). The noun meaning "condition of tremulous excitement" is attested from 1670s. The microblogging service with the 140-character limit was introduced in 2006.