[ tweet ]
/ twit /


a weak chirping sound, as of a young or small bird.
Digital Technology. a message posted on the Twitter social media service and website: the message may include text, links, photos, or videos.

verb (used without object)

to make a weak chirping sound.
Digital Technology. to post a message on Twitter: She tweets a lot about movies.

verb (used with object)

Digital Technology. to post (a message) on Twitter for (people) to read: He tweeted his fans after the event.

Origin of tweet

First recorded in 1835–45; imitative Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for tweet

/ (twiːt) /


(often reiterated) an imitation or representation of the thin chirping sound made by small or young birds


(intr) to make this sound


a thin chirping sound
a short message posted on the Twitter website

Word Origin for tweet

C19: of imitative origin
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