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[twee-ter] /ˈtwi tər/
a small loudspeaker designed for the reproduction of high-frequency sounds.
Origin of tweeter
1935-40; tweet + -er1 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for tweeter
  • The tweets can then link back to campus digital properties that support or contextualize the tweeter's thoughts.
  • And if popular tweeter retweets you-ie, redistributes the tweet to his followers-that can do wonders to your tally.
  • And if a popular tweeter retweets you-ie, redistributes the tweet to his followers-that can do wonders to your tally.
  • Lockwood, who once told a reporter that she was ten years old when she wrote her first haiku, is a natural-born tweeter.
  • Yet perhaps beauty is indeed in the eye of the tweeter.
  • And as this tweeter suggests, a fax machine simply won't remember.
  • He's normally a regular tweeter, but his account has been uncommonly silent this week, even after the trade.
  • You're a pretty good tweeter, and you used to be a champion blogger.
British Dictionary definitions for tweeter


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
C20: from tweet
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Word Origin and History for tweeter

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for tweeter



A preteenager, generally aged 10–12; also, a youth who has just become a teenager

[1949+; blend of (be)tween and (teen)ager]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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tweeter in Technology
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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