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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Examples of tweet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Trump’s tweet is an escalation of a long-running public spat between Apple and the FBI over device security and data encryption. Mark Gurman, Fortune, "Trump Pressures Apple to Unlock Florida Attacker’s iPhones," 14 Jan. 2020 The industrialist’s tweet came in the wake of the violence at New Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) late on Sunday. Sangeeta Tanwar, Quartz India, "A senior industrialist had a major “anti-Muslim Indian” moment in Thailand," 7 Jan. 2020 The world has come to expect barbarism from Trump’s tweets, but barbarism in action is another thing. David J. Wasserstein, The Conversation, "Trump’s Twitter threat to destroy Iran’s cultural sites is a historic mistake," 7 Jan. 2020 For there is no noncircular logic that ordains the newsworthiness of the president’s tweets. Greg Jackson, Harper's magazine, "Vicious Cycles," 6 Jan. 2020 As is typical, Trump’s tweet was met with shock and ridicule from those who insisted the administration should have promptly released a full statement. Osita Nwanevu, The New Republic, "The Democrats’ Gutless Response to Trump’s Airstrike," 3 Jan. 2020 TriMet MAX Yellow line service has been disrupted due to this crash, and shuttle buses are serving riders between Interstate/Rose Quarter and the Expo Center, according to a TriMet tweet. oregonlive, "Portland Friday traffic: Crash closes intersection of Killingsworth and Interstate, disrupts MAX," 27 Dec. 2019 After firing off the late-night tweets, Trump apparently woke up with his looming impeachment trial on his mind, continuing his rant session on Thursday morning. Breanna Edwards, Essence, "President Trump Goes On Christmas Twitter Rant, Slams 'Crazy' Nancy Pelosi," 26 Dec. 2019 Trump's comments to reporters echoed complaints made about the impeachment process in a series of morning tweets. Arkansas Online, "Impeachment's limbo unfair, Trump asserts," 25 Dec. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb After word of Kassem’s death spread this week, his sister tweeted messages that directly criticized U.S. administration policy. Adam Taylor, Washington Post, "The U.S. citizens detained abroad whom Trump couldn’t free," 16 Jan. 2020 The day before Thanksgiving, Joey Mulinaro tweeted his first video impersonating Nick Saban. Michelle R. Martinelli, Indianapolis Star, "Meet Joey Mulinaro, the master of Nick Saban and Ed Orgeron impressions," 10 Jan. 2020 The day before Thanksgiving, Joey Mulinaro tweeted his first video impersonating Nick Saban. Michelle R. Martinelli, For The Win, "Meet Joey Mulinaro, the master of Nick Saban and Ed Orgeron impressions," 10 Jan. 2020 Shortly after the missile strikes, the Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, tweeted a message directed straight at Washington. Robin Wright, The New Yorker, "Iran Attacks U.S. Forces, Then Both Sides Stand Down," 8 Jan. 2020 Some Iranian officials posted images of their country’s flag on Twitter, in a pointed rejoinder to Mr. Trump, who tweeted an American flag after General Suleimani was killed. New York Times, "Iran Retaliates Against U.S. Forces in Iraq," 7 Jan. 2020 The UPRM Meteorological Laboratory tweeted a picture of Punta Ventana after the quakes. Jason Duaine Hahn, PEOPLE.com, "Earthquakes Destroy Punta Ventana, Puerto Rican Natural Wonder: 'Our Icon Is' Gone," 6 Jan. 2020 Boisterous audiences are tweeting, instagramming, and otherwise sharing snippets of the film and, more importantly, the atmosphere of good-humored incredulity. Daniel Drake, The New York Review of Books, "The Slog Comes in on Little Cat Feet," 4 Jan. 2020 Longtime vegetarian Leonardo DiCaprio, tweeted his thanks to the organization when the news was announced. Ellen Fort, Sunset Magazine, "Celebs Go Vegan for the Golden Globes This Year," 3 Jan. 2020

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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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Last Updated

18 Jan 2020

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“Tweet.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tweet. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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More Definitions for tweet

tweet

noun
How to pronounce tweet (audio)

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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