tweeter

[ twee-ter ]
/ ˈtwi tər /
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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. tweedy,
  2. tweenager,
  3. tweeny,
  4. tweeps,
  5. tweet,
  6. tweeze,
  7. tweezer,
  8. tweezers,
  9. twelfth,
  10. twelfth amendment

Origin of tweeter

First recorded in 1935–40; tweet + -er1

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British Dictionary definitions for tweeter

tweeter

/ (ˈtwiːtə) /

noun

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

Word Origin for tweeter

C20: from tweet

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Word Origin and History for tweeter

tweeter

n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper