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  1. a small loudspeaker designed for the reproduction of high-frequency sounds.
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Origin of tweeter

First recorded in 1935–40; tweet + -er1
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  1. a loudspeaker used in high-fidelity systems for the reproduction of high audio frequencies. It is usually employed in conjunction with a woofer and a crossover network
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Word Origin for tweeter

C20: from tweet
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Word Origin and History for tweeter


"loudspeaker for high frequencies," 1934, agent noun from tweet.

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