tween

preposition
\ ˈtwēn How to pronounce tween (audio) \

Definition of tween

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tween

noun

Definition of tween (Entry 2 of 2)

Examples of tween in a Sentence

Noun

a movie that appeals to tweens

Recent Examples on the Web: Preposition

Bryant has become one of the show’s most prominent female stars this season with her recurring characters such as Melanie, the horny tween slumber-party guest, and her Demi Lovato-singing impression of Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Jessica Zack, San Francisco Chronicle, "Amy Schumer, Aidy Bryant have a pretty good time discussing new film," 12 Apr. 2018 While their names may not familiar to those over 30—sorry, olds—this duo dominates on tween social media. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Fendi’s Biggest Front Row Surprise? Social Media’s Most Popular Twins," 22 Feb. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Like so many 'tweens and teens and women of the 90's, Perry's death has taken me back. Michelle Ruiz, Vogue, "Remembering Luke Perry, the Poster Boy of '90s Studs," 4 Mar. 2019 But those devices are no longer the only avenue to private social interaction for children and tweens, many of whom now enjoy their own tablets and gaming systems complete with headsets that allow them to talk regularly with friends without a phone. Sarah Krouse, WSJ, "The Big Hangup: Why the Future Is Not Just Your Phone," 12 Jan. 2019 Today, major tween retailers like Justice, Claire’s, and the Children’s Place all have special flip-sequin sections of their websites. Jamie Lauren Keiles, Vox, "Flip sequins are the weird, glitzy fabric that kids can’t get enough of," 27 Nov. 2018 Club Tamarind offers teen and tween programming, like a disco night, while younger kids are entertained by arts and crafts session or a lesson in Bajan culture. Kaitlin Menza, Town & Country, "The Best Things to Do, Eat, and See in Barbados," 15 Nov. 2018 It's cramped and uncomfortable for most adults, which makes the X4 difficult to recommend for anyone with tweens or teens. Eric Bangeman, Ars Technica, "Party in the front, pain in the back: The BMW X4 reviewed," 18 Oct. 2018 For many parents of tweens, summer is a time of heightened concern about smartphone bingeing. Nara Schoenberg, chicagotribune.com, "Want to limit your tween's smartphone use this summer? There's an app for that," 31 May 2018 Star Stable is by nature without territorial restraints and is a unique platform for debuting JoJo's new single to an instantaneous and globally relevant audience of tween/teen girls. Cathy Applefeld Olson, Billboard, "JoJo Siwa to Release New Single 'Every Girl's a Super Girl' Exclusively Via 'Star Stable'," 4 Apr. 2018 Tracking suggests the family friendly movie, which hopes to appeal in particular to tweens and teenagers, will open in the $35 million-$40 million range, a relatively muted start for a marquee Disney title. Pamela Mcclintock, The Hollywood Reporter, "Box-Office Preview: 'Wrinkle in Time' Races Against the Clock to Beat 'Black Panther'," 8 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of tween

Preposition

13th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1967, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tween

Preposition

Middle English twene, short for betwene

Noun

blend of between and teen entry 1

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tween

noun

English Language Learners Definition of tween

US : a boy or girl who is 11 or 12 years old

Tween

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\ ˈtwēn How to pronounce Tween (audio) \

Medical Definition of Tween

used for any of several preparations of polysorbates

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