See also: Tweet

EnglishEdit

the tweet of lovebirds

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

tweet (plural tweets)

  1. The sound of a bird; any short high-pitched sound or whistle.
  2. (Internet) An entry posted on the microblogging service Twitter. [from 2007]
    • 2007, April 22, “Jason Pontin”, in Twitter takes instant messaging to an extreme[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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VerbEdit

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

  1. (intransitive) To make a short high-pitched sound, like that of certain birds.
  2. (transitive, intransitive, Internet) To post an update to Twitter. [from 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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InterjectionEdit

tweet

  1. An onomatopoeic of bird singing.
    • 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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Further readingEdit

  •   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

ReferencesEdit

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

CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English tweet.

NounEdit

tweet m (plural tweets)

  1. tweet
    Synonyms: piulada, tuit

DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English tweet.

NounEdit

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 ...
    • 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.

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VerbEdit

tweet

  1. imperative of tweete

FrenchEdit

NounEdit

tweet m (plural tweets)

  1. a tweet (a message on Twitter)

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PolishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English tweet.

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NounEdit

tweet m inan

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

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Further readingEdit

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

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Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

tweet m (plural tweets)

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

SpanishEdit

NounEdit

tweet m (plural tweets)

  1. tweet