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Noun, Verb (transitive), Verb (intransitive)


Noun twitter has 1 sense

Verb twitter has 1 sense


twittern. [From Twit.].
     One who twits, or reproaches; an upbraider.  [1913 Webster]
twitterv. i. [OE. twiteren; of imitative origin; cf. G. zwitschern, OHG. zwizzir, D. kwetteren, Sw. qvittra, Dan. quiddre. Cf. Titter.].
  •  To make a succession of small, tremulous, intermitted noises.  [1913 Webster]
    "The swallow twittering from the straw-built shed."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To make the sound of a half-suppressed laugh; to titter; to giggle.  J. Fletcher.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To have a slight trembling of the nerves; to be excited or agitated.  [1913 Webster]
twitterv. t. 
     To utter with a twitter.  Cowper.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The act of twittering; a small, tremulous, intermitted noise, as that made by a swallow.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A half-suppressed laugh; a fit of laughter partially restrained; a titter; a giggle.  Hudibras.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A slight trembling or agitation of the nerves.  [1913 Webster]


twitter, v. & n.
1 intr. (of or like a bird) emit a succession of light tremulous sounds.
2 tr. utter or express in this way.
1 the act or an instance of twittering.
2 colloq. a tremulously excited state.

twitterer n. twittery adj.
ME, imit.: cf. -ER(4)



ado, agitation, anthem, babble, ballad, banterer, bluster, bob, bobbery, bobble, boil, boiling, bother, bounce, brouhaha, bump, bustle, cackle, call, carol, caw, chaffer, chant, chat, chatter, cheep, chip, chipper, chirk, chirm, chirp, chirping, chirr, chirrup, chitter, choir, chorus, chuck, churn, clack, cluck, cock-a-doodle-doo, commotion, conturbation, coo, croak, cronk, croon, crow, cuckoo, descant, didder, discomposure, disorder, disquiet, disquietude, disturbance, dither, dithers, do-re-mi, drum, ebullition, embroilment, excitement, falter, ferment, fermentation, fever, feverishness, fidget, fidgetiness, fidgets, fidgety, flap, flip out, flurry, fluster, flusteration, flustered, flustration, flutter, flutteration, foment, foofaraw, freak out on, fret, fume, fuss, gab, gabble, gaggle, gas, get high on, giggle, glow, go pitapat, gobble, goosey, gossip, grimace, guggle, have an ague, have the fidgets, have the shakes, heave, heaving, high-strung, honk, hoo, hoot, hubbub, hum, hurly-burly, hustle, hymn, inquietude, intonate, intone, jactitate, jar, jaw, jerk, jig, jigget, jiggle, jitters, jittery, jog, joggle, jollyer, jolt, josher, jostle, jounce, jump, jumpiness, jumpy, kidder, lather, lilt, maelstrom, malaise, minstrel, moil, nerviness, nervosity, nervousness, nervy, palpitate, palpitation, pant, panting, peep, persifleur, perturbation, pip, pipe, pitapat, pitter-patter, pother, prate, prattle, psalm, pucker, quack, quake, quaking, quaver, quavering, quiver, quivering, ragger, rattle, restlessness, ribber, rictus, roaster, roil, roll, roulade, rout, row, run on, scold, seethe, seething, serenade, shake, shakes, shaking, shiver, shivers, shock, shudder, simper, sing, sing in chorus, snicker, snigger, sol-fa, solmizate, spooky, squawk, squirm, stew, stir, swell, swell with emotion, swirl, swivet, thrill, thrill to, throb, throbbing, tic, tingle, tingle with excitement, titter, tizzy, to-do, toss, toss and turn, tremble, trembling, tremolo, tremor, trepidation, trepidity, trill, trilling, troll, tumble, tumult, tumultuation, turbidity, turbulence, turmoil, turn on to, tweedle, tweedledee, tweet, twist and turn, twit, twitch, twitteration, twittery, unease, unrest, unrestful, upset, vibrate, vocalize, warble, warbling, whirl, whistle, wiggle, wobble, wriggle, writhe, yodel




N feeling, suffering, endurance, tolerance, sufferance, supportance, experience, response, sympathy, impression, inspiration, affection, sensation, emotion, pathos, deep sense, warmth, glow, unction, gusto, vehemence, fervor, fervency, heartiness, cordiality, earnestness, eagerness, empressement, gush, ardor, zeal, passion, enthusiasm, verve, furore, fanaticism, excitation of feeling, fullness of the heart, passion, ecstasy, blush, suffusion, flush, hectic, tingling, thrill, turn, shock, agitation, quiver, heaving, flutter, flurry, fluster, twitter, tremor, throb, throbbing, pulsation, palpitation, panting, trepidation, perturbation, ruffle, hurry of spirits, pother, stew, ferment, state of excitement, feeling, sentient, sensuous, sensorial, sensory, emotive, emotional, of feeling, with feeling, warm, quick, lively, smart, strong, sharp, acute, cutting, piercing, incisive, keen, keen as a razor, trenchant, pungent, racy, piquant, poignant, caustic, impressive, deep, profound, indelible, deep felt, home felt, heartfelt, swelling, soul-stirring, deep-mouthed, heart-expanding, electric, thrilling, rapturous, ecstatic, earnest, wistful, eager, breathless, fervent, fervid, gushing, passionate, warm-hearted, hearty, cordial, sincere, zealous, enthusiastic, glowing, ardent, burning, red-hot, fiery, flaming, boiling over, pervading, penetrating, absorbing, rabid, raving, feverish, fanatical, hysterical, impetuous, impressed with, moved with, touched with, affected with, penetrated with, seized with, imbued with, devoured by, wrought up, struck all of a heap, rapt, in a quiver, enraptured, heart and soul, from the bottom of one's heart, ab imo pectore, at heart, con amore, heartily, devoutly, over head and ears, head over heels, the heart big, the heart full, the heart swelling, the heart beating, the heart pulsating, the heart throbbing, the heart thumping, the heart beating high, the heart melting, the heart overflowing, the heart bursting, the heart breaking, the heart goes out, a heart as big as all outdoors (sympathy).

VB feel, receive an impression, be impressed with, entertain feeling, harbor feeling, cherish feeling, respond, catch the flame, catch the infection, enter the spirit of, bear, suffer, support, sustain, endure, thole, aby, abide, experience, taste, prove, labor under, smart under, bear the brunt of, brave, stand, swell, glow, warm, flush, blush, change color, mantle, turn color, turn pale, turn red, turn black in the face, tingle, thrill, heave, pant, throb, palpitate, go pitapat, tremble, quiver, flutter, twitter, shake, be agitated, be excited, look blue, look black, wince, draw a deep breath, impress.


N agitation, stir, tremor, shake, ripple, jog, jolt, jar, jerk, shock, succussion, trepidation, quiver, quaver, dance, jactitation, quassation, shuffling, twitter, flicker, flutter, turbulence, perturbation, commotion, turmoil, disquiet, tumult, tumultuation, hubbub, rout, bustle, fuss, racket, subsultus, staggers, megrims, epilepsy, fits, carphology, chorea, floccillation, the jerks, St. Vitus's dance, tilmus, spasm, throe, throb, palpitation, convulsion, disturbance, chaos, restlessness, ferment, fermentation, ebullition, effervescence, hurly-burly, cahotage, tempest, storm, ground swell, heavy sea, whirlpool, vortex, whirlwind, shaking, agitated tremulous, desultory, subsultory, saltatoric, quasative, shambling, giddy-paced, saltatory, convulsive, unquiet, restless, all of a twitter, by fits and starts, subsultorily, per saltum, hop skip and jump, in convulsions, in fits, tempete dans un verre d'eau.

VB be agitated, shake, tremble, tremble like an aspen leaf, quiver, quaver, quake, shiver, twitter, twire, writhe, toss, shuffle, tumble, stagger, bob, reel, sway, wag, waggle, wriggle, wriggle like an eel, dance, stumble, shamble, flounder, totter, flounce, flop, curvet, prance, cavort, squirm, throb, pulsate, beat, palpitate, go pitapat, flutter, flitter, flicker, bicker, bustle, ferment, effervesce, foam, boil, boil over, bubble up, simmer, toss about, jump about, jump like a parched pea, shake like an aspen leaf, shake to its center, shake to its foundations, be the sport of the winds and waves, reel to and fro like a drunken man, move from post to pillar and from pillar to post, drive from post to pillar and from pillar to post, keep between hawk and buzzard, agitate, shake, convulse, toss, tumble, bandy, wield, brandish, flap, flourish, whisk, jerk, hitch, jolt, jog, joggle, jostle, buffet, hustle, disturb, stir, shake up, churn, jounce, wallop, whip, vellicate.


VB cry, roar, bellow, blare, rebellow, growl, snarl, bark, bow-wow, yelp, bay, bay at the moon, yap, yip, yipe, growl, yarr, yawl, snarl, howl, grunt, gruntle, snort, squeak neigh, whinny, bray, mew, mewl, meow, purr, caterwaul, pule, baa, bleat, low, moo, troat, croak, peep, coo, gobble, quack, honk, gaggle, guggle, crow, caw, squawk, screech cackle, cluck, clack, chuck, chuckle, hoot, hoo, chirp, cheep, chirrup, twitter, cuckoo, warble, trill, tweet, pipe, whistle, hum, buzz, hiss, blatter, ratatat.


VB play, pipe, strike up, sweep the chords, tweedle, fiddle, strike the lyre, beat the drum, blow the horn, sound the horn, wind the horn, doodle, grind the organ, touch the guitar, thrum, strum, beat time, execute, perform, accompany, sing a second, play a second, compose, set to music, arrange, sing, chaunt, chant, hum, warble, carol, chirp, chirrup, lilt, purl, quaver, trill, shake, twitter, whistle, sol-fa, intone, have an ear for music, have a musical ear, have a correct ear.

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