twitter

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Imitating the sound.

Noun[edit]

twitter (plural twitters)

  1. The sound of a succession of chirps as uttered by birds.
    I often listen to the twitter of the birds in the park.
  2. Unwanted flicker that occurs in interlaced displays when the image contains vertical detail that approaches the horizontal resolution of the video format.
    • 1986, IEEE, Second International Conference on Simulators: 7-11 September 1986 (page 145)
      Interline twitter occurs on interlaced displays at half the field-rate.

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Verb[edit]

twitter (third-person singular simple present twitters, present participle twittering, simple past and past participle twittered)

  1. (intransitive) To utter a succession of chirps.
    • Gray
      The swallow twittering from the straw-built shed.
  2. (intransitive, transitive) (of a person) To talk in an excited or nervous manner.
  3. To make the sound of a half-suppressed laugh; to titter; to giggle.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of J. Fletcher to this entry?)
  4. To have a slight trembling of the nerves; to be excited or agitated.
  5. (neologism, Internet) To use the microblogging service Twitter.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (internet neologism): tweet

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French[edit]

Verb[edit]

twitter

  1. to tweet (to use Twitter)

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