tweet

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Onomatopoeic of the sound made by a bird. Compare twitter.

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Noun[edit]

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”, in Twitter takes instant messaging to an extreme[1]:
      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 (internet, very rare) twote, past participle tweeted or (internet, very rare) twoten)

  1. (intransitive) To make a short high-pitched sound, like that of certain birds.
  2. (transitive, intransitive, Internet) To post an update to Twitter.
    • 2012 April 19, Josh Halliday, “Free speech haven or lawless cesspool – can the internet be civilised?”, in the Guardian[2]:
      In Saudi Arabia, one of the most conservative societies, one online rebel has rocked the Islamic establishment with tweeted allegations of corruption within the ruling royal family.
    • 2017 Jan 25, BBC World Service, "Donald Trump: 'We will build Mexico border wall'", http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-38740717 (Retrieved 2017-01-25)
      Mr Trump tweeted: "Big day planned on national security tomorrow. Among many other things, we will build the wall!"

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Further reading[edit]

  • “'Tweet' 2009 Word of the Year, 'Google' Word of the Decade, as voted by American Dialect Society”, in (Please provide the title of the work)[3], American Dialect Society, 2010-01-08

Interjection[edit]

tweet

  1. An onomatopoeic of bird singing.

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English tweet.

Noun[edit]

tweet

  1. tweet (Twitter)
    • 2014, Caspar Eric, 7 / 11, Gyldendal A/S ISBN 9788702160789
      ... og at du lyver i dine tweets / ... / jeg skriver et tweet med våde fingre / ... / og der er 7 personer der citerer tweeten ...
    • 2015, Anna Erelle, Forklædt som jihad-brud, Art People ISBN 9788771594959
      David Thomsons kontakter synes, hans historie er for tyk, og han har trukket tweetet tilbage.

Declension[edit]

Verb[edit]

tweet

  1. imperative of tweete

French[edit]

Noun[edit]

tweet m (plural tweets)

  1. a tweet (a message on Twitter)

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Portuguese[edit]

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Noun[edit]

tweet m (plural tweets)

  1. (Internet) tweet (entry posted on Twitter)

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

tweet m (plural tweets)

  1. tweet