What does twitter mean?

Definitions for twitter
ˈtwɪt ərtwit·ter

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word twitter.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. chirrup, twitter(verb)

    a series of chirps

  2. chitter, twitter(verb)

    make high-pitched sounds, as of birds


  1. twitter(Noun)

    The sound of a succession of chirps as uttered by birds.

    I often listen to the twitter of the birds in the park.

  2. twitter(Verb)

    To utter a succession of bird's chirps.

  3. twitter(Verb)

    (of a person) To talk in an excited or nervous manner.

  4. twitter(Verb)

    To use the microblogging service Twitter.

  5. Origin: Imitating the sound.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Twitter(noun)

    one who twits, or reproaches; an upbraider

  2. Twitter(verb)

    to make a succession of small, tremulous, intermitted noises

  3. Twitter(verb)

    to make the sound of a half-suppressed laugh; to titter; to giggle

  4. Twitter(verb)

    to have a slight trembling of the nerves; to be excited or agitated

  5. Twitter(verb)

    to utter with a twitter

  6. Twitter(noun)

    the act of twittering; a small, tremulous, intermitted noise, as that made by a swallow

  7. Twitter(noun)

    a half-suppressed laugh; a fit of laughter partially restrained; a titter; a giggle

  8. Twitter(noun)

    a slight trembling or agitation of the nerves


  1. Twitter

    Twitter is an online social networking service and microblogging service that enables its users to send and read text-based messages of up to 140 characters, known as "tweets". Twitter was created in March 2006 by Jack Dorsey and by July, the social networking site was launched. The service rapidly gained worldwide popularity, with over 500 million registered users as of 2012, generating over 340 million tweets daily and handling over 1.6 billion search queries per day. Since its launch, Twitter has become one of the ten most visited websites on the Internet, and has been described as "the SMS of the Internet." Unregistered users can read tweets, while registered users can post tweets through the website interface, SMS, or a range of apps for mobile devices. Twitter Inc. is based in San Francisco, with additional servers and offices in New York City, Boston, and San Antonio.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Twitter

    twit′ėr, n. a chirp, as of a bird: a tremulous broken sound: a slight trembling of the nerves.—v.i. to make a succession of small tremulous noises: to feel a slight trembling of the nerves, to palpitate.—v.t. to chirp out.—ns. Twitterā′tion, a flutter; Twitt′ering, act of twittering: the sound of twittering: nervous excitement.—adv. Twitt′eringly. [A freq. of twit, allied to titter, &c.; cf. Ger. zwitschern, Sw. qvittra.]


  1. Twitter

    Created in 2006, Twitter is a global real-time communications platform with 400 million monthly visitors to twitter.com, more than 200 million monthly active users around the world.We see a billion tweets every 2.5 days on every conceivable topic. World leaders, major athletes, star performers, news organizations and entertainment outlets are among the millions of active Twitter accounts through which users can truly get the pulse of the planet.

Editors Contribution

  1. twitter

    A trademark name for an online social networking website.

    Twitter is used worldwide for people to express their opinions, share information and communicate.

    Submitted by MC Harmonious on January 6, 2016  

How to pronounce twitter?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say twitter in sign language?

  1. twitter


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of twitter in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of twitter in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of twitter in a Sentence

  1. Kylie Jenner:

    So my Twitter was hacked.

  2. David Allen:

    To me, Twitter is like a cocktail party.

  3. Blake Lively:

    And I’m like, ‘Oh, tweets! Twitter!’.

  4. Nancy Pelosi:

    We have to have a solution, not just a Twitter fight.

  5. John Sides:

    Campaigns are not going to be won and lost on Twitter.

Images & Illustrations of twitter

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Translations for twitter

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • zwitschern, twitternGerman
  • tuitear, twittearSpanish
  • höpöttää, viserrys, twiitata, laulu, sirkutus, sirkuttaaFinnish
  • ceilearScottish Gaelic
  • cinguettio, cinguettareItalian
  • 지저귀다Korean
  • tihau, pekīMāori
  • twitteren, tweeten, tjielpenDutch
  • twittar, piarPortuguese
  • щебетать, твитить, щебет, чирикнуть, твитнуть, щебетание, чирикать, чириканье, твитатьRussian
  • kvitter, kvittra, tvittraSwedish
  • ட்விட்டர்Tamil

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