zwitschern

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Etymology[edit]

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

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

  1. to chirp, to tweet, to chatter, to twitter (sound of a bird)
  2. to reveal a secret without revealing the source: ein Vöglein hat mir gezwitschert (a little bird told me)

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