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tweedle

[tweed-l]
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verb (used without object), twee·dled, twee·dling.
  1. to produce high-pitched, modulated sounds, as a singer, bird, or musical instrument.
  2. to perform lightly upon a musical instrument.
verb (used with object), twee·dled, twee·dling.
  1. to lure by or as by music: The Pied Piper tweedled the children into following him.

Origin of tweedle

First recorded in 1675–85; imitative
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Examples from the Web for tweedle

Historical Examples

  • "Tweedle, the rest of their name, is on the back of their collars," Alice explained.

    Uncle Wiggily in Wonderland

    Howard R. Garis

  • Wheedle her, tweedle her, teedle her, but don't let her make sure of you.

    The Story of an African Farm

    (AKA Ralph Iron) Olive Schreiner

  • Well, one of our clients is one of the great publishing firms, and Tweedle often dines with the publisher.

    That Fortune

    Charles Dudley Warner

  • There must be knowledge all along the street that he was in the great law office of Hunt, Sharp & Tweedle.

    That Fortune

    Charles Dudley Warner

  • Mr. Tweedle had come to the desk and offered his hand in his usual conciliatory and unctuous manner.

    That Fortune

    Charles Dudley Warner


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