tweet·er | \ˈtwē-tər \

Definition of tweeter 

: a small loudspeaker responsive only to the higher acoustic frequencies and reproducing sounds of high pitch — compare woofer

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Pope Francis is a prolific tweeter, with almost 18 million followers on the service. Aaron Pressman, Fortune, "The Vatican Has Bad News For Nuns Active on Twitter," 16 May 2018 The clip from Arrival, which included loud, ominous tones and whispery dialogue, benefited the most from the soundbar–specifically from its center tweeter, which was designed to amplify dialogue. Lauren Goode, WIRED, "Sonos's New Soundbar Points to a Voice-Enabled Future," 6 June 2018 As other tweeters noted, Ellison's excoriating view of his fellow occupants of the galaxy could be summed up in one of his most famous quotes. Robert Jablon, USA TODAY, "'Star Trek' scriptwriter Harlan Ellison, master of sci-fi literature, dies at 84," 28 June 2018 During that time, Baldwin was a prolific tweeter and exchanged a number of mentions and RTs with the Biebs, as a supportive fan and friend. Sofia Mele, Billboard, "Every Time Hailey Baldwin Tweeted at Justin Bieber," 9 July 2018 Like Trump, Banks is a super tweeter, an online duelist — and a serious troll. Karla Adam, Washington Post, "Arron Banks: The brash British millionaire who backed Brexit, befriended the Russian ambassador and loves Trump," 30 June 2018 The speaker system stays fully concealed: a pair of glass tube tweeters in the aluminum legs, three midrange speakers hidden behind the front panel, a subwoofer on the bottom, and a rear driver that deepens the immersive effect. Jeffrey Van Camp, WIRED, "Sony's 4K Projector Offers More Than Meets the Eye," 24 May 2018 So that’s my next gig — selfie tweeter to the stars. Scott Ostler, San Francisco Chronicle, "Postcards from the Warriors’ siege of Spurs," 20 Apr. 2018 In short: Beijing officials are just as aware as studio execs in Burbank that hurting left-leaning Hollywood is more likely to delight America's current tweeter-in-chief. Patrick Brzeski, The Hollywood Reporter, "Will Hollywood Get Caught in Trump's China Trade War Crossfire?," 13 July 2018

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1934, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of tweeter

: a person who writes messages (called tweets) on the Twitter online message service : a person who tweets

: a speaker (sense 5) that produces high sounds

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