Definition of retweet in English:

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Pronunciation: /riˈtwēt/


[with object]
(On the social media website Twitter) repost or forward (a message posted by another user): tweet the URL of your posting: people love to retweet job ads
More example sentences
  • On Twitter you could watch the times your content is retweeted.
  • First, don't hesitate to ask people to retweet your tweet.
  • The success or failure of a joke can soon be gauged by the number of times it is retweeted.


A reposted or forwarded message on Twitter: traffic spiked quickly and contained a mix of retweets and original posts
More example sentences
  • Hopefully I've convinced you that frequent retweets is a salient goal.
  • My Twitter account mostly consists of retweets from other twitterers.
  • Thus, the best measure of someone's quality as a Twitter user is not the number of followers but the amount of retweets.

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Syllabification: re·tweet

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