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twitter

[ twit-er ]
/ ˈtwɪt ər /
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verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
to express or utter by twittering.
noun
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Origin of twitter

1325–75; Middle English twiteren (v.); akin to German zwitschern

OTHER WORDS FROM twitter

twit·ter·er, nountwit·ter·ing·ly, adverb

Other definitions for twitter (2 of 2)

Twitter

Trademark.
a brand name for 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.
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British Dictionary definitions for twitter (1 of 2)

twitter
/ (ˈtwɪtə) /

verb
(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
noun

Derived forms of twitter

twitterer, nountwittery, adjective

Word Origin for twitter

C14: of imitative origin

British Dictionary definitions for twitter (2 of 2)

Twitter
/ (ˈtwɪtə) /

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