Twittering
Twitter 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 noises. [1913 Webster]

The swallow twittering from the straw-built shed. --Gray. [1913 Webster]

2. To make the sound of a half-suppressed laugh; to titter; to giggle. --J. Fletcher. [1913 Webster]

3. [Perhaps influenced by twitch.] To have a slight trembling of the nerves; to be excited or agitated. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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