tweeting

tweet

[tweet]
noun
1.
a weak chirping sound, as of a young or small bird.
2.
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)
3.
to make a weak chirping sound.
4.
Digital Technology. to post a message on Twitter: She tweets a lot about movies.
verb (used with object)
5.
Digital Technology. to post (a message) on Twitter for (people) to read: He tweeted his fans after the event.

Origin:
1835–45; imitative

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

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tweet
1845, imitative of the sound made by a small bird. Tweeter "loudspeaker for higher tones" first recorded 1934.
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