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tweet

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noun
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.
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Origin of tweet

First recorded in 1835–45; imitative
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British Dictionary definitions for tweet

tweet
/ (twiːt) /

interjection
(often reiterated) an imitation or representation of the thin chirping sound made by small or young birds
verb
(intr) to make this sound
noun
a thin chirping sound
a short message posted on the Twitter website

Word Origin for tweet

C19: of imitative origin
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