from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To twitter or chatter, as a bird.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To make a series of high-pitched sounds; to twitter, chirp or chatter.
- v. To shiver or chatter with cold.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To chirp in a tremulous manner, as a bird.
- intransitive v. To shiver or chatter with cold.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To chirp; twitter.
- To shiver; shake, as with cold.
- To chatter.
- n. In coalmining, a seam of coal separated from another by a thin band of shale or clay.
- n. A thin stratum of clay ironstone.
- n. The chattering or twittering of birds.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. make high-pitched sounds, as of birds
Middle English chiteren, of imitative origin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English word chiteron. (Wiktionary)