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Examples of tween in a Sentence

Noun a movie that appeals to tweens
Recent Examples on the Web
This one, inspired by the undersea realm from The Little Mermaid, will cater to her love for all things tween Disney. Jasmine Gomez, Women's Health, 29 Aug. 2023 Through child modeling, cute Disney Channel tween parts, Dancing With the Stars, and even a singing career, Zendaya made her way to the very heart of youth pop culture. Jessica Chia, Allure, 23 Nov. 2019 Her aesthetic is full of rainbow and glitter, which is what tween dreams are literally made of. Jasmine Gomez, Seventeen, 10 June 2019 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, 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, 22 Feb. 2018
From baby to toddler, tweens, teens, and you, the entire family can stay toasty warm with minimal effort. Dorian Smith-Garcia, Parents, 24 Sep. 2023 Advice There is no magical age when tweens or teens are ready for a smartphone. Heather Kelly, Anchorage Daily News, 8 Sep. 2023 The issue is particularly acute in the post-pandemic world, when devices were a lifeline to the world at large for tweens, teens and adults alike, but virtual learning prevented phone policing. oregonlive, 3 Sep. 2023 That’s exponentially more difficult for today’s tweens, who not only are getting pummeled with unrealistic images and messages, but also growing up in a time of deep division when any difference can be dangerous. Phyllis Fagell, Washington Post, 14 Aug. 2023 The talented tween followed her mom to London and performed on stage again, just a few days after her Paris appearance. Zoey Lyttle, Peoplemag, 28 July 2023 This sounded more like a Harley Davidson store than a tween bedroom. Gina Mayfield, Dallas News, 27 July 2023 Book recommendations for every kind of tween and teen reader to help them through the year. Renata Sancken,, 7 Sep. 2023 Treat yourself or your tween to these cute perforated suede booties from LifeStride. Dorian Smith-Garcia, Travel + Leisure, 31 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History



Middle English twene, short for betwene


blend of between and teen entry 1

First Known Use


13th century, in the meaning defined above


1967, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tween was in the 13th century

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Cite this Entry

“Tween.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

Kids Definition


1 of 2 preposition


2 of 2 noun

Medical Definition


used for any of several preparations of polysorbates

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