tweedle

[tweed-l]

verb (used without object), twee·dled, twee·dling.

to produce high-pitched, modulated sounds, as a singer, bird, or musical instrument.
to perform lightly upon a musical instrument.

verb (used with object), twee·dled, twee·dling.

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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Related Words for tweedle

warble, trill, chip, chirp, tweet, peep, twitter, chirrup, sound, lilt, quaver, roll, pipe, call, sing, purl, chipper

Examples from the Web for tweedle

Historical Examples of tweedle

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

  • 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