- to produce high-pitched, modulated sounds, as a singer, bird, or musical instrument.
- to perform lightly upon a musical instrument.
- 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
"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.
There must be knowledge all along the street that he was in the great law office of Hunt, Sharp & Tweedle.
Mr. Tweedle had come to the desk and offered his hand in his usual conciliatory and unctuous manner.