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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
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British Dictionary definitions for tweets

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
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Word Origin and History for tweets

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.

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