follow Dictionary.com

Your favorite word could be our Word of the Day!

tweet

[tweet] /twit/
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
1835-1845
1835-45; imitative
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for tweeting

tweet

/twiːt/
interjection
1.
(often reiterated) an imitation or representation of the thin chirping sound made by small or young birds
verb
2.
(intransitive) to make this sound
noun
3.
a thin chirping sound
4.
a short message posted on the Twitter website
Word Origin
C19: of imitative origin
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for tweeting

tweet

n.

1845, imitative of the sound made by a small bird. As a verb by 1872. Related: Tweeted; tweeting. As the word for what one does on the Twitter microblogging service, by 2007.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for tweet

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for tweeting

12
14
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for tweeting