tweet·​er | \ ˈtwē-tər How to pronounce tweeter (audio) \
plural tweeters

Definition of tweeter

1 : someone who posts tweets on the Twitter online messaging service Pope Francis is a prolific tweeter, with almost 18 million followers on the service.— Aaron Pressman After Sunday's victory, a who's who of tweeters lit up social media with #equalpay and calls to pay the women more.— Shirley Leung
2 : a small loudspeaker responsive only to the higher acoustic frequencies and reproducing sounds of high pitch The speaker has three tweeters and a large subwoofer to deliver sound around a room.— Mike Murphy — compare woofer

Examples of tweeter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The vocals fall in the mid-range leaving the tweeter plenty of room to focus on backing vocals and the other instruments. Jacob Krol, CNN Underscored, "Nest Audio pairs a stellar design with balanced sound for $99," 5 Oct. 2020 The Nest Audio has a pair of drivers inside—a three-inch woofer to handle the mids and lows, as well as a 0.75-inch tweeter to handle the highs. Popular Science, "Google’s Nest Audio sounds remarkably good for a $99 smart speaker," 6 Oct. 2020 Powering the audio experience here is a 75-millimeter woofer and a 19-millimeter tweeter. Jacob Krol, CNN Underscored, "Nest Audio pairs a stellar design with balanced sound for $99," 5 Oct. 2020 Backlash against the original tweeter quickly followed, as did a fervent defence of Sutton, whose following skyrocketed in a matter of hours. Irina Grechko,, "With Hill House Vintage, Paula Sutton Has Become 2020’s Favourite Influencer," 30 Sep. 2020 Inside the Beam are four woofers, a tweeter, three radiators and five amplifiers to power audio. Jacob Krol, CNN Underscored, "Your guide to Sonos speakers, soundbars and subs," 21 Aug. 2020 Two amplifiers, a tweeter and a woofer power the sound. Jacob Krol, CNN Underscored, "Your guide to Sonos speakers, soundbars and subs," 21 Aug. 2020 Yet as one tweeter pointed out: This content is imported from Twitter. Beth Anne Macaluso, Redbook, "Kim Kardashian Just Announced Her Baby's Name and the Internet Is Freaking Out Accordingly," 19 Jan. 2018 President Trump has been the tweeter in chief for nearly four years but now finds himself in the midst of a two-front social media war. W. James Antle Iii, Washington Examiner, "Trump's two-front 2020 Twitter war," 11 June 2020

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First Known Use of tweeter

1932, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Tweeter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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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
technical : a speaker (sense 5) that produces high sounds

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