I. verb Etymology: Middle English twiteren; akin to Old High German zwizzirōn to twitter Date: 14th century intransitive verb 1. to utter successive chirping noises 2. a. to talk in a chattering fashion b. giggle, titter 3. to tremble with agitation ; flutter transitive verb 1. to utter in chirps or twitters <
the robin twittered its morning song
2. to shake rapidly back and forth ; flutter II. noun Date: 1678 1. a trembling agitation ; quiver 2. a small tremulous intermittent sound (as of birds) 3. a. a light chattering b. a light silly laugh ; giggletwittery adjective

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