zwitschern

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Variant of earlier zwitzern, from Middle High German zwitzern, from Old High German zwizzirōn, from Proto-Germanic *twitwizōną. More at twitter.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /tsvɪtʃərn/, [t͡sʋɪt͡ʃɐn]
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

zwitschern (third-person singular simple present zwitschert, past tense zwitscherte, past participle gezwitschert, auxiliary haben)

  1. to chirp, to tweet, to chatter, to twitter (make the sound of a bird)
  2. to tell (somebody something) by hearsay or clandestinely
  3. (chiefly either humorous or to avoid repitition) to tweet (post to Twitter)

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Synonyms[edit]

  • (post to Twitter): twittern (the usual word)

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