a weak chirping sound, as of a young or small bird.
Digital Technology. a very short message posted on the Twitter website: the message may include text, keywords, mentions of specific users, links to websites, and links to images or videos on a website.
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.

1835–45; imitative Unabridged
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tweet (twiːt)
1.  (often reiterated) an imitation or representation of the thin chirping sound made by small or young birds
2.  (intr) to make this sound
3.  a thin chirping sound
4.  a short message posted on the Twitter website
[C19: of imitative origin]

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Word Origin & History

1845, imitative of the sound made by a small bird. Tweeter "loudspeaker for higher tones" first recorded 1934.
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Example sentences
Tweet wings flap continuously back and forth, taking a leisurely five seconds
  to complete each cycle.
Tweet knows plants need two things to survive: sunlight and water.
Now, a tweet containing content breaking a law in one country can be taken down
  there and still be seen elsewhere.
Almost two-thirds will tune out of meetings to read e-mails, tweet or take
  mobile phone calls.
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