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tweet

noun \ ˈtwēt \
|Updated on: 22 Jun 2018

Definition of tweet

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

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Origin and Etymology of tweet

imitative


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tweet

verb

Definition of tweet

tweeted; tweeting; tweets
1 : to make a chirping sound
  • birds tweeting in the trees
2 : to post a message to the Twitter online message service

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First Known Use of tweet

1851

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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tweet Synonyms

Related Words

cackle, chatter, jabber;

sing, trill, warble;


TWEET Defined for English Language Learners

tweet

Definition of tweet for English Language Learners

  • : a short, high sound

  • : a brief message that someone writes on the Internet using a service called Twitter


tweet

Definition of tweet for English Language Learners

  • : to make a short, high sound

  • : to write a brief message (called a tweet) on the Internet using a service called Twitter


TWEET Defined for Kids

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tweet

noun \ ˈtwēt \

Definition of tweet for Students

: a chirping sound

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tweet

verb

Definition of tweet for Students

tweeted; tweeting
: 2chirp


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