American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To utter a succession of light chirping or tremulous sounds; chirrup.
- v. To speak rapidly and in a tremulous manner: twittering over office gossip.
- v. To giggle nervously; titter.
- v. To tremble with nervous agitation or excitement.
- v. To utter or say with a twitter: twittered a greeting.
- n. The light chirping sound made by certain birds.
- n. A similar sound, especially light, tremulous speech or laughter.
- n. Agitation or excitement; flutter.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A gardeners' name for certain plant-deformations caused by insects, notably a curious bunching and twisting of the carnation-plant caused by the work of anthomyiid larvæ. Some forms of twitter are caused by thrips and others by plantlice.
- To utter a succession of small, tremulous sounds, as a bird; sing in bird-notes; chirp.
- To titter; giggle.
- To quiver; tremble; palpitate; hence, to be in a flutter or fright.
- To sing or utter in bird-notes; chirp out.
- To spin unevenly.
- n. A chirp or series of chirps, as of a bird, especially the swallow.
- n. A fit of laughter; a titter.
- n. A tremble; a flutter; a general excitement; a pother: as, to be in (or of) a twitter, or to be in or on the twitters.
- n. One who twits or reproaches.
- n. A shred; a fragment: used in the plural.
- n. The refuse or residuum of the case of the spermwhale, a gummy and thready substance left when the case is squeezed.
- n. The sound of a succession of chirps as uttered by birds.
- v. intransitive To utter a succession of bird's chirps.
- v. intransitive, transitive (of a person) To talk in an excited or nervous manner.
- v. neologism, Internet To use the microblogging service Twitter.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who twits, or reproaches; an upbraider.
- v. To make a succession of small, tremulous, intermitted noises.
- v. To make the sound of a half-suppressed laugh; to titter; to giggle.
- v. To have a slight trembling of the nerves; to be excited or agitated.
- v. To utter with a twitter.
- n. The act of twittering; a small, tremulous, intermitted noise, as that made by a swallow.
- n. A half-suppressed laugh; a fit of laughter partially restrained; a titter; a giggle.
- n. A slight trembling or agitation of the nerves.
- n. a series of chirps
- v. make high-pitched sounds, as of birds
- Imitating the sound. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English twiteren, ultimately of imitative origin. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“BTW, I offered my services today to @twitter @EV @Biz today on twitter – no reply.”
“Follow me on twitter @twitter.com/1jasminenicole See you there:) Check it out ...”
“Follow me on twitter @twitter.com/1jasminenicole See you there:) Check it out ... jtpharmacy. e-trusted.com What is swine flu?”
“How do you find out what I'm even talking about if you've never heard of the term twitter?”
“Either twitter is arevolution, will be arevolution, or neither.”
“(For the uninitiated, tweets are what you call twitter postings, and "#mumbai" is how you tag a tweet to indicate that it's about Mumbai.)”
“Never mind vanity url, the latest impact of steve owning redmonk on twitter is that no matter whether google ranks redmonk. com before redmonk. net – twitter is always going to be highly ranked. as businesses and people brands merge the namespace issue is going to become more highly charged.”
“I am already using facebook and mixi and could not find see any thing worthy in twitter … if someone could help me?”
“Seriously, twitter is the dumbest thing to ever have spawned from the internet revolution.”
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