from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Present participle of twitter.
- n. The act of producing chirping sounds, or twitters.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of one who, or that which, twitters.
- n. A slight nervous excitement or agitation, such as is caused by desire, expectation, or suspense.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The chirping of birds; also, any series of small, clear, intermitted sounds resembling the notes of a bird.
- n. A quivering; a flutter; a state of tremulous excitement indicative of alarm, suspense, desire, etc.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
The term twittering describes the activity of updating a Twitter account.
I'd imagine most of the twittering is done from back rooms, bathrooms, smoking areas, and cubicles.
And because of that, yes, the twittering is going to be perceived by most as petty and snarky and mean.
It's only Tuesday, and I'm already in twittering fangirl hysterics over Wiscon.
At 51, Fred Couples, who began play on Saturday as the leader of the Northern Trust Open, said of Twitter, "Is it called twittering or tweeting?"
He's been "twittering" - that's short of a one-line blog, for the technological newbies reading this - about his least favorite earmarks in the $410 billion bill.
There were a number of lunchers twittering from the scene and Lunch’er Rebecca posted this in the comments: The wait for food at Bon Chon has been an hour and a half since 1pm.
Getting a 7 foot tall, 320 pound man to do anything called twittering is insidious, especially when it involves creating a following.
In the blue light and in the silence her thin voice recalled the twittering of a lark.
Which brings me to another matter: those doing the twittering are the ones to determine which parts of the conference are covered by twitter.