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, twitterverb

    a series of chirps

  2. chitter, twitterverb

    make high-pitched sounds, as of birds


  1. twitternoun

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

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

  2. twitterverb

    To utter a succession of bird's chirps.

  3. twitterverb

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

  4. twitterverb

    To use the microblogging service Twitter.

  5. Etymology: Imitating the sound.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Twitternoun

    Any motion or disorder of passion; such as a violent fit of laughing, or fit of fretting.

    The ancient errant knights
    Won all their ladies hearts in fights,
    And cut whole giants into fritters,
    To put them into amorous twitters. Hudibras.

    The moon was in a heavy twitter, that her cloaths never fitted her. Roger L'Estrange.

  2. To Twitterverb

    This must be done,
    Swallows twitter on the chimney-tops. Dryden.

    They twitter chearful, till the vernal months
    Invite them back. James Thomson.

    A widow which had a twittering toward a second husband, took a gossipping companion to manage the jobb. Roger L'Estrange.


  1. Twitter

    Twitter () is an American microblogging and social networking service on which users post and interact with messages known as "tweets". Registered users can post, like, and retweet tweets, but unregistered users can only read them. Users access Twitter through its website interface, through Short Message Service (SMS) or its mobile-device application software ("app"). Twitter, Inc. is based in San Francisco, California, and has more than 25 offices around the world. Tweets were originally restricted to 140 characters, but was doubled to 280 for non-Asian languages in November 2017.Twitter was created in March 2006 by Jack Dorsey, Noah Glass, Biz Stone, and Evan Williams, launched in July of that year. The service rapidly gained worldwide popularity. In 2012, more than 100 million users posted 340 million tweets a day, and the service handled an average of 1.6 billion search queries per day. In 2013, it was one of the ten most-visited websites and has been described as "the SMS of the Internet". As of 2018, Twitter had more than 321 million monthly active users.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Twitternoun

    one who twits, or reproaches; an upbraider

  2. Twitterverb

    to make a succession of small, tremulous, intermitted noises

  3. Twitterverb

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

  4. Twitterverb

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

  5. Twitterverb

    to utter with a twitter

  6. Twitternoun

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

  7. Twitternoun

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

  8. Twitternoun

    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.

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  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. Arvind Bhatia:

    It's obvious Twitter Inc is having trouble, it's not growing anywhere close to where people expected a while back.

  2. Darren Huston:

    For Facebook and Twitter, we have endless amounts of money, But we haven’t found anything there.”

  3. Independent Journal Review:

    If Mollie Hemingway think there will be any pleasing the conspiracy theorists, recall that Melania Trump once appeared in front of cameras, in public, and Resistance Twitter insisted Resistance Twitter was a body double.

  4. Jack Dorsey:

    People around the globe know of Twitter, but it's not clear why they should use Twitter, this is unacceptable and we're not happy about it.

  5. Abby Broyles:

    I saw the tweets. I have been out of town on a fundraising trip, and they are awful and offensive and false, i mean, I get trolled on Twitter all the time, but I don’t know these women and I don’t know what is behind this, but it’s just not true.

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    a deliberately offensive act or something producing the effect of deliberate disrespect
    • A. denudate
    • B. efface
    • C. summon
    • D. affront

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