What does twitter mean?

Definitions for twitter
ˈtwɪt ərtwit·ter

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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.


  1. twitter

    Twitter is a social media platform and microblogging service where registered users can post and interact with short messages known as 'tweets'. These messages are limited to 280 characters. Users can also share multimedia content, follow other users' accounts, and has features such as 'retweeting' and 'liking' to engage with others' content. It is widely used for both personal communication and professional purposes, including news dissemination, marketing, and brand publicity.

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. Karoline Leavitt:

    The only reason I can think that Twitter would have suspended me is that I followed several Republican members of Congress and GOP activists at once last night, and within minutes, my account had been suspended.

  2. Michael Che:

    This week, Instagram was down for an entire day, forcing many Instagram addicts to fill their time with Twitter, TikTok or hosting ‘SNL,’.

  3. Kevin Grieve:

    By facilitating transactions, Twitter is opening itself up to revenue streams that are potentially more lucrative than traditional advertising models.

  4. David Spade:

    People still give me s–t about him: ‘I wish you had died instead of Chris Farley.’ That’s on Twitter almost every day. … I don’t like the assumption that I think I was in the same league as Chris.

  5. Robert Driscoll:

    I think that, like most of the government's case, is taken completely out of context, those Twitter DMs -- which, by the way, most Russian spies don't communicate by Twitter DM -- which are unencrypted, there's thousands of them. ... There's Twitter DMs about picking up toothpaste in America. There's DMs with pictures of kids and dogs and everything else.

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    repetition of the ends of two or more successive sentences, verses, etc.
    A chin-wag
    B cazique
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