1. To make a succession of small, tremulous, intermitted noises.
The swallow twittering from the straw-built shed.Gray.
2. To make the sound of a half-suppressed laugh; to titter; to giggle. J. Fletcher.
3. [Perhaps influenced by twitch.] To have a slight trembling of the nerves; to be excited or agitated.
(Twit"ter), v. t. To utter with a twitter. Cowper.
1. The act of twittering; a small, tremulous, intermitted noise, as that made by a swallow.
2. A half-suppressed laugh; a fit of laughter partially restrained; a titter; a giggle. Hudibras.
3. A slight trembling or agitation of the nerves.
1. The act of one who, or that which, twitters.
2. A slight nervous excitement or agitation, such as is caused by desire, expectation, or suspense.
A widow, who had a twittering towards a second husband, took a gossiping companion to manage the
(Twit"ting*ly) adv. In a twitting manner; with upbraiding.
(Twit"tle-twat`tle) n. [See Twattle.] Tattle; gabble. L'Estrange.
('Twixt) An abbreviation of Betwixt, used in poetry, or in colloquial language.
('Twixt"-brain`) n. (Anat.) The thalamencephalon.
(Two) a. [OE. two, twa, properly fem. & neut., twei, twein, tweien, properly masc. AS. twa,
fem. & neut., twegen, masc., tu, neut.; akin to OFries. twene, masc., twa, fem. & neut., OS. twene,
masc., twa, fem., twe, neut., D. twee, OHG. zwene, zwo, zwei, G. zwei, Icel. tveir, tvær, tvau, Sw.
två, Dan. to, Goth. twai, twos, twa; Lith. du, Russ. dva, Ir. & Gael. da, W. dau, dwy, L. duo, Gr.
dy`o, Skr. dva. &radic300. Cf. Balance, Barouche, Between, Bi- , Combine, Deuce two in cards,
Double, Doubt, Dozen, Dual, Duet, Dyad, Twain, Twelve, Twenty, Twice, Twilight, Twig, Twine,
n., Twist.] One and one; twice one. "Two great lights." Gen. i. 16. "Two black clouds." Milton.
Two is often joined with other words, forming compounds signifying divided into, consisting of, or having,
two parts, divisions, organs, or the like; as two-bladed, two-celled, two-eared, two- flowered, twohand,
two-headed, two-horse, two- leafed or two-leaved, two-legged, two-lobed, two-masted, two-named,
two-part, two-petaled, two-pronged, two-seeded, two-sided, two-story, two-stringed, two-foothed,
two-valved, two- winged, and the like.
One or two, a phrase often used indefinitely for a small number.
1. The sum of one and one; the number next greater than one, and next less than three; two units or
2. A symbol representing two units, as 2, II., or ii.