\ 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


tweeted; tweeting; tweets

Definition of tweet (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive + intransitive

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

Synonyms for tweet

Synonyms: Verb

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Examples of tweet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Jay Glazer reported that Fields was getting his spleen checked in addition to his ribs, according to a tweet by NFL reporter Chris Mortensen. Colleen Kane,, 22 Nov. 2021 At least nine people were taken to a hospital with minor injuries after a landslide near Agassiz, British Columbia, according to a tweet from the British Columbia Emergency Health Services. CNN, 15 Nov. 2021 The same photo has been shared widely on Reddit, Facebook and Twitter, where one Nov. 6 tweet generated more than 7,500 likes and 3,500 retweets. Mckenzie Sadeghi, USA TODAY, 12 Nov. 2021 He has since been released from the Raiders, according to a tweet from the NFL team. Christine Pelisek,, 8 Nov. 2021 The complaint points to a tweet from May, which has since been deleted, when Scott was responding to tweets from fans upset that the concert had sold out. Stephanie Pagones, Fox News, 8 Nov. 2021 The person was trapped and tree branches had to be cut down before the person could be removed, according to a tweet from the Medford firefighter’s union., 6 Nov. 2021 Few things can crush a career faster than one stupid or mean tweet. Alen Bubich, Fortune, 26 Oct. 2021 Just one tweet from the Stan account, @adeledailynet received over 58,000 likes and around 19,000 retweets. Emily Tannenbaum, Glamour, 10 Oct. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb No matter what outsiders might say or tweet, Alabama fans are not jaded by this success. Ben Flanagan |, al, 23 Nov. 2021 Gone Girl came out in 2014, and fans still tweet about it nearly every day. Nic Juarez, Vulture, 15 Oct. 2021 Twitter account to tweet arrest papers for New York Mayor Bill de Blasio’s daughter, who was taken into custody while demonstrating. Washington Post, 6 Oct. 2021 One source familiar with the situation joked that the committee should just tweet the subpoena to the former Trump aide since he's been actively trolling the panel there in recent days. Ryan Nobles, Zachary Cohen And Annie Grayer, CNN, 5 Oct. 2021 The outage led to the Marin County Sheriff to tweet for people to not call 911 to ask why their internet was out. Asha C. Gilbert, USA TODAY, 10 Nov. 2021 The threat prompted Yousafzai to tweet herself, asking both the Pakistani military and Prime Minister Imran Khan to explain how her alleged shooter, Ehsanullah Ehsan, had escaped from government custody. NBC News, 10 June 2021 Better job to tweet that out at 2:22 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon. Josh Newman, The Salt Lake Tribune, 29 Sep. 2021 Reacting to Dan's announcement, many GMA fans were quick to tweet out kind messages of support. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, 14 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of tweet


1768, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1851, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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



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


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Kids Definition of tweet

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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


tweeted; tweeting

Kids Definition of tweet (Entry 2 of 2)

2 : to post a message to the Twitter online message service

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