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Definition of "tweet" []

  • A weak chirping sound, as of a young or small bird. (noun)
  • To utter a weak chirping sound. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "tweet" in a sentence
  • "Mr. Lincoln, imitating the bird, said: '_Tweet, tweet, tweet_; isn't he singing sweetly?'"
  • "As I caught sight of him, he was straightening himself up, with a pretty, self-conscious air, at the same time spreading his white-edged tail, and calling, _Tweet, tweet, tweet_. ["
  • "Even one successful hacked tweet from the account of a trusted user can have serious repercussions, especially if the bogus tweet is “retweeted” by followers to still more people."