Definitions for: Twitter

[n] a series of chirps
[v] make high-pitched sounds, as of birds

Webster (1913) Definition: Twit"ter, n. [From Twit.]
One who twits, or reproaches; an upbraider.

Twit"ter, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Twittered; p. pr. &
vb. n. Twittering.] [OE. twiteren; of imitative origin; cf.
G. zwitschern, OHG. zwizzir?n, D. kwetteren, Sw. qwitra, Dan.
quiddre. Cf. Titter.]
1. To make a succession of small, tremulous, intermitted

The swallow twittering from the straw-built shed.

2. To make the sound of a half-suppressed laugh; to titter;
to giggle. --J. Fletcher.

3. [Perhaps influenced by twitch.] To have a slight trembling
of the nerves; to be excited or agitated.

Twit"ter, v. t.
To utter with a twitter. --Cowper.

Twit"ter, n.
1. The act of twittering; a small, tremulous, intermitted
noise, as that made by a swallow.

2. A half-suppressed laugh; a fit of laughter partially
restrained; a titter; a giggle. --Hudibras.

3. A slight trembling or agitation of the nerves.

Synonyms: chirrup, chitter

See Also: cheep, chirp, chirrup, sound, twirp

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