tweet

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Etymology[edit]

Onomatopoeic of the sound made by a bird.

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tweet (plural tweets)

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  1. The sound of a bird; any short high-pitched sound or whistle.
  2. (Internet) An entry posted on the microblogging service Twitter.
    • 2007 April 22, Jason Pontin, “Twitter takes instant messaging to an extreme”:
      Every few seconds, a tweet appears and vanishes somewhere on the globe.
    • 2008, Wendy Chisholm, Matthew May, Universal Design for Web Applications
      For example, as you edit a tweet in Twitter, the number of characters left is updated as you type.
    • 2008, Chris Seibold, Big Book of Apple Hacks
      A tweet can be received via SMS to your cell phone...

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Verb[edit]

tweet (third-person singular simple present tweets, present participle tweeting, simple past tweeted or twote (internet), past participle tweeted or twoten (internet))

  1. (intransitive) To make a short high-pitched sound, like that of certain birds.
  2. (transitive, intransitive, Internet) To post an update to Twitter.

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Noun[edit]

tweet m (plural tweets)

  1. a tweet (a message on Twitter)

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