Tweet meaning

twēt
A weak chirping sound, as of a young or small bird.
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(intransitive, Internet) To post an update to Twitter.
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A message posted on Twitter. Tweets are limited to 140 characters.
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To utter a weak chirping sound.
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To write a tweet on Twitter.
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The thin, chirping sound of a small bird.
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Used to signify or imitate such a sound.
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To make such a sound.
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The term originally referred to a posting on Twitter, but evolved into a verb, as do many buzzwords. Thus, both usages are common; for example, "I like to write tweets" and "I like to tweet." See Twitter, retweet, tweetstorm and tweeter.
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The sound of a bird; any short high-pitched sound or whistle.
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(Internet) An entry posted on the microblogging service Twitter.
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(intransitive) To make a short high-pitched sound, like that of certain birds.
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The definition of a tweet is a status update consisting of 140 characters or less on Twitter.

An example of tweet is someone typing that they are "going out for pizza" in their "What's Happening?" text box on Twitter.

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Origin of tweet

  • Imitative
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Onomatopoeic of the sound made by a bird.
    From Wiktionary