tweet

noun
\ ˈtwēt How to pronounce tweet (audio) \

Definition of tweet

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a chirping note
2 : a post made on the Twitter online message service

tweet

verb
tweeted; tweeting; tweets

Definition of tweet (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : to make a chirping sound Later I'll want to hear the high frequencies again, the birds tweeting in the morning and the raindrops on the roof.— Dee Snider
2 : to make a posting on the Twitter online message service : to post a tweet (see tweet entry 1 sense 2) Madison's job was to verify information being sent in and then relay that to legal observers, street medics, and other organizers who could in turn tweet the information to the masses in the streets.— Matthew Power You can tweet as much as you want or lurk without comment, though consistent tweeting and audience engagement are key to attracting and keeping followers.— Charlotte Abbott

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Synonyms for tweet

Synonyms: Verb

cheep, chirp, chirrup, chitter, jargon, peep, pip, pipe, twitter

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Examples of tweet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Keiley commemorated his victory with a celebratory tweet. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Instagram Account Originally Belonged to Someone Else Until They Took Over," 4 Apr. 2019 One such woman was former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, who sent out a tweet this morning in response to the news. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "NASA Cancels the First All-Female Spacewalk Because of a Too-Large Suit, and Hillary Clinton Isn’t Happy," 26 Mar. 2019 While co-hosts Michael Che and Colin Jost were delivering their opening monologue, Che cracked a joke about Laurie Metcalf's Emmy nomination for the embattled Roseanne revival, which was canceled after its namesake Roseanne Barr sent a racist tweet. Lynsey Eidell, Allure, "Chrissy Teigen's Epic Facial Expression Just Won the 2018 Emmy Awards," 17 Sep. 2018 Mattel gave their first sneak peek at the BTS dolls earlier this week, beginning with a tweet on Tuesday, March 19 that featured a close-up shot of the doll version of RM and his iconic dimple in his left cheek. Allie Gemmill, Allure, "BTS's RM Mattel Doll Features RM's Iconic Dimple," 21 Mar. 2019 Mattel gave their first sneak peek at the BTS dolls earlier this week, beginning with a tweet on Tuesday, March 19 that featured a close-up shot of the doll version of RM and his iconic dimple in his left cheek. Allie Gemmill, Teen Vogue, "BTS's RM Mattel Doll Features RM's Iconic Dimple," 20 Mar. 2019 In a strange tweet during the election, the GOP tried to argue...that... Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Beto O'Rourke Music Videos for When You Need a Little Pick-Me-Up," 14 Mar. 2019 This can sometimes mean using a specific phrase in a tweet or using the same video clip with different music in the background. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "What is a Meme?," 28 Jan. 2019 In a tweet posted on Tuesday, almost 24 hours after the notification went live, Quora said the function was bcrypt. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "Hackers breach Quora.com and steal password data for 100 million users," 4 Dec. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

But today, after comments from Kim praising Trump, the president tweeted approvingly of the North Korean leader. Colin Lecher, The Verge, "US charges North Korean man in Sony hack and WannaCry ransomware attack," 6 Sep. 2018 Arbiter tweeted, along with a snap of the Meghan Markle mannequin. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Bloomingdale's Dresses Mannequin Like Meghan Markle on International Women's Day," 10 Mar. 2019 Then, on a quiet February day, Kylie Jenner tweeted a link to a YouTube video. Julia Alexander, The Verge, "Kylie Jenner returned as online queen in 2018 after disappearing for nearly a year," 21 Dec. 2018 Kendrick hasn’t provided an update on her condition or tweeted since. Korin Miller, SELF, "Why Anna Kendrick Was 'Vulnerable and Terrified' While Getting Treated for Kidney Stones," 4 Feb. 2019 Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke will step down from his post at the end of the year, according to President Donald Trump, who tweeted the announcement this morning. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "Trump’s Interior Secretary will step down at the end of the year," 15 Dec. 2018 The royal duo met with volunteers, coordinators, and execs from the organization, royal reporter Omid Scobie tweeted. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle Writes Heartwarming Notes to Women on Bananas," 1 Feb. 2019 On Friday morning, both CNBC and Bloomberg deputy white house editor Mike Dorning tweeted that LaGuardia, one of two major airports serving New York City, was halting incoming flights at the FAA's order. Sam Blum, Popular Mechanics, "Major Airports Face Staffing Shortages and Delays Amid Government Shutdown," 25 Jan. 2019 Tesla hit its stock market high for the year as supporters piled on, hoping to help bring Musk’s tweeted vision to life. Sean O'kane, The Verge, "The Verge 2018 tech report card: Tesla," 29 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of tweet

Noun

1768, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1851, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for tweet

Noun

imitative

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tweer

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tweetle

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tweet

noun

English Language Learners Definition of tweet

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a short, high sound
: a brief message that someone writes on the Internet using a service called Twitter

tweet

verb

English Language Learners Definition of tweet (Entry 2 of 2)

: to make a short, high sound
: to write a brief message (called a tweet) on the Internet using a service called Twitter

tweet

noun
\ ˈtwēt\

Kids Definition of tweet

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a chirping sound

tweet

verb
tweeted; tweeting

Kids Definition of tweet (Entry 2 of 2)

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