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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Feige is not much of a tweeter, posting less than 200 times. David Betancourt, Washington Post, 15 Dec. 2022 Though many came to Lizzo’s defense and also explained the tweeter’s misuse and misunderstanding of the stereotype, Lizzo clapped back herself on TikTok. Brooke Obie,, 16 Aug. 2021 Although designed with Voigt’s original principles in mind, the Almira is a slight departure from the Lowther heritage design due to the addition of a handmade super tweeter, together with an Almira-specific phase compensation board. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 17 June 2022 The tweeter follows up with some further explanation, and suggestions on how such painful segregation could have been avoided. Andrew Pulrang, Forbes, 31 Dec. 2022 Elon Musk, a prolific tweeter and also the richest man in the world despite losing $100 billion this year, might be single-handedly destroying a major social-media platform. Ian Bogost, The Atlantic, 22 Nov. 2022 In the days since the crisis began, FTX’s Bankman-Fried, who is usually a prolific tweeter, has been uncharacteristically quiet. Joel Khalili, WIRED, 11 Nov. 2022 Musk, a prolific tweeter with more than 110 million followers, has frequently pointed to Roth’s Twitter feed as the most reliable account of the company’s adherence to integrity standards. Matt O'brien And David Klepper, Anchorage Daily News, 8 Nov. 2022 That wasn’t the first time Musk, a prolific tweeter, has raised eyebrows with his posts. Sarah Bahari, Dallas News, 3 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1932, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of tweeter was in 1932

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“Tweeter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2023.

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tweet·​er ˈtwēt-ər How to pronounce tweeter (audio)
: a small loudspeaker that responds only to high sound frequencies and produces sounds of high pitch compare woofer

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