See also: Tweet

English edit

the tweet of lovebirds

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Etymology edit

Onomatopoeic of the sound made by a bird. Compare twitter. The social media senses evolved from earlier Twitter update, twit (noun), twitter (verb).[1]

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /twiːt/
  • Rhymes: -iːt
  • (file)

Noun edit

tweet (plural tweets)

  1. The sound of a bird; any short high-pitched sound or whistle.
    • 1934 April 7, George Herriman, Krazy Kat, Saturday, comic strip, →ISBN, page 104:
      [Ignatz, dropping Officer Pupp's police whistle into the lake:] The fishes will have lots of fun tweeting tweets on it.
  2. (social media) An entry posted on the microblogging service Twitter. [since 2007]
    • 2007 April 22, Jason Pontin, “Twitter takes instant messaging to an extreme”, in International Herald-Tribune[2]:
      Every few seconds, a tweet appears and vanishes somewhere on the globe.
    • 2008, Wendy Chisholm, Matthew May, Universal Design for Web Applications:
      For example, as you edit a tweet in Twitter, the number of characters left is updated as you type.
    • 2008, Chris Seibold, Big Book of Apple Hacks:
      A tweet can be received via SMS to your cell phone []

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Verb edit

tweet (third-person singular simple present tweets, present participle tweeting, simple past tweeted or (Internet, rare, humorous) twote, past participle tweeted or (Internet, rare, humorous) twoten)

  1. (intransitive) To make a short high-pitched sound, like that of certain birds.
    • 1934 April 7, George Herriman, Krazy Kat, Saturday, comic strip, →ISBN, page 104:
      [Ignatz, dropping Officer Pupp's police whistle into the lake:] The fishes will have lots of fun tweeting tweets on it.
  2. (transitive, intransitive, social media) To post an update to Twitter. [since 2007]
    • 2012 April 19, Josh Halliday, “Free speech haven or lawless cesspool – can the internet be civilised?”, in The Guardian[3]:
      In Saudi Arabia, one of the most conservative societies, one online rebel has rocked the Islamic establishment with tweeted allegations of corruption within the ruling royal family.
    • 2017 January 25, “Donald Trump: 'We will build Mexico border wall'”, in BBC World Service[4], retrieved 2017-01-25:
      Mr Trump tweeted: "Big day planned on national security tomorrow. Among many other things, we will build the wall!"

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Interjection edit

tweet

  1. The sound of a bird twittering.
    • 1977, David Byrne (lyrics and music), “Love → Building On Fire”, in Talking Heads: 77, performed by Talking Heads:
      I've got two loves / And they go tweet (×9) like little birds

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See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ Craig Hockenberry (June 28th, 2013), “The Origin of Tweet”, in furbo.org[1], archived from the original on 2013-07-02

Further reading edit

  •   tweet on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • “'Tweet' 2009 Word of the Year, 'Google' Word of the Decade, as voted by American Dialect Society”, in (please provide the title of the work)[5], American Dialect Society, 2010-01-08

Catalan edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from English tweet.

Noun edit

tweet m (plural tweets)

  1. tweet
    Synonyms: piulada, tuit

Danish edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from English tweet.

Noun edit

tweet

  1. tweet (Twitter)
    • 2014, Caspar Eric, 7 / 11, Gyldendal A/S, →ISBN:
      ... og at du lyver i dine tweets / ... / jeg skriver et tweet med våde fingre / ... / og der er 7 personer der citerer tweeten ...
      (please add an English translation of this quotation)
    • 2015, Anna Erelle, Forklædt som jihad-brud, Art People, →ISBN:
      David Thomsons kontakter synes, hans historie er for tyk, og han har trukket tweetet tilbage.
      (please add an English translation of this quotation)

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tweet

  1. imperative of tweete

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Etymology edit

Borrowed from English tweet

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Noun edit

tweet m (plural tweets, diminutive tweetje n)

  1. tweet (Twitter message)

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Noun edit

tweet m (plural tweets)

  1. a tweet (a message on Twitter)
    Synonym: twit

Polish edit

Etymology edit

Unadapted borrowing from English tweet.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /twit/
  • Rhymes: -it
  • Syllabification: tweet

Noun edit

tweet m inan

  1. (Internet) tweet (entry posted on Twitter)

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noun
verb

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noun

Further reading edit

  • tweet in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • tweet in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese edit

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Pronunciation edit

 
  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /tuˈi.t͡ʃi/ [tʊˈi.t͡ʃi], (faster pronunciation) /ˈtwi.t͡ʃi/
    • (Southern Brazil) IPA(key): /tuˈi.te/ [tʊˈi.te], (faster pronunciation) /ˈtwi.te/

Noun edit

tweet m (plural tweets)

  1. (Internet) tweet (entry posted on Twitter)

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Noun edit

tweet m (plural tweets)

  1. tweet

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Etymology edit

Borrowed from English tweet.

Noun edit

tweet c

  1. tweet (message on Twitter)

Declension edit

Declension of tweet 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative tweet tweeten tweetar tweetarna
Genitive tweets tweetens tweetars tweetarnas

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Turkish edit

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Etymology edit

Unadapted borrowing from English tweet.

Noun edit

tweet (definite accusative tweeti, plural tweetler)

  1. (Internet) tweet (entry posted on Twitter)

Declension edit

Inflection
Nominative tweet
Definite accusative tweeti
Singular Plural
Nominative tweet tweetler
Definite accusative tweeti tweetleri
Dative tweete tweetlere
Locative tweette tweetlerde
Ablative tweetten tweetlerden
Genitive tweetin tweetlerin
Possessive forms
Nominative
Singular Plural
1st singular tweetim tweetlerim
2nd singular tweetin tweetlerin
3rd singular tweeti tweetleri
1st plural tweetimiz tweetlerimiz
2nd plural tweetiniz tweetleriniz
3rd plural tweetleri tweetleri
Definite accusative
Singular Plural
1st singular tweetimi tweetlerimi
2nd singular tweetini tweetlerini
3rd singular tweetini tweetlerini
1st plural tweetimizi tweetlerimizi
2nd plural tweetinizi tweetlerinizi
3rd plural tweetlerini tweetlerini
Dative
Singular Plural
1st singular tweetime tweetlerime
2nd singular tweetine tweetlerine
3rd singular tweetine tweetlerine
1st plural tweetimize tweetlerimize
2nd plural tweetinize tweetlerinize
3rd plural tweetlerine tweetlerine
Locative
Singular Plural
1st singular tweetimde tweetlerimde
2nd singular tweetinde tweetlerinde
3rd singular tweetinde tweetlerinde
1st plural tweetimizde tweetlerimizde
2nd plural tweetinizde tweetlerinizde
3rd plural tweetlerinde tweetlerinde
Ablative
Singular Plural
1st singular tweetimden tweetlerimden
2nd singular tweetinden tweetlerinden
3rd singular tweetinden tweetlerinden
1st plural tweetimizden tweetlerimizden
2nd plural tweetinizden tweetlerinizden
3rd plural tweetlerinden tweetlerinden
Genitive
Singular Plural
1st singular tweetimin tweetlerimin
2nd singular tweetinin tweetlerinin
3rd singular tweetinin tweetlerinin
1st plural tweetimizin tweetlerimizin
2nd plural tweetinizin tweetlerinizin
3rd plural tweetlerinin tweetlerinin