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twitter

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Birds
twittertwit‧ter1 /ˈtwɪtə $ -ər/ verb [intransitive] 🔊 🔊 1 HBBSOUNDif a bird twitters, it makes a lot of short high sounds2 HIGH SOUND OR VOICEto talk about unimportant and silly things, usually very quickly and nervously in a high voice3 to send a short message using the social networking service Twitter
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twitterOn the video footage, which was shot by investigators the spring after the nightmare, birds twitter.They were very low, twittering all round us, all flying in the same direction, low and happy.Near-by, across the river, a lark had begun to twitter and climb.When the electronic ambience washed in, the saxophone and drums twittered anxiously.The larks went up, twittering in the scented air above the down.Birds twitter outside the open window as the nuns scrutinise each graph and diligently take notes.Let's hope it helps Rita see Anthony for the twittering twerp he is.
twittertwitter2 noun 🔊 🔊 1 [singular]HBSOUND the short high sounds that birds make2 be all of a twitter
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twitterLittle Billy heard him talking to the robin in a kind of curious twitter.Usually rather subdued piping or twittering calls, flocks often keeping up a conversational twitter.
TwitterTwitter trademark 🔊 🔊 a social networking service on the Internet which allows mini-blogging (=sending short text messages to other users)
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Verb table
twitter
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theytwitter
he, she, ittwitters
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theytwittered
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave twittered
he, she, ithas twittered
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad twittered
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill twitter
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have twittered
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam twittering
he, she, itis twittering
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you, we, theyare twittering
Past
I, he, she, itwas twittering
you, we, theywere twittering
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been twittering
he, she, ithas been twittering
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been twittering
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be twittering
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been twittering
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