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American English: /twit/
British English: /twiːt/

Translation of tweet in Spanish:


  • 1 (bird sound)
    Example sentences
    • Yet, this area failed to similarly activate when the animals heard a variety of other sounds - bells, tones, dog barks, bird tweets, a human voice, scrambled monkey calls, etc.
    • The melodious chirps, chirrups, tweets, twitters and warbling notes from the winged visitors blend well with the incessant hum, buzz and drone of innumerable insects, to produce the effect of being inside a vast forest.
    • And later still, when I ambled around the estates, listening to the sweet tweet of the birds and the occasional joy-rider, there was no nip in the air.
  • 2 (in social networking)
    Example sentences
    • Outgoing chief Jonathan Schwartz announced his farewell with a haiku tweet.
    • The impact of the news was especially dramatic online, with 30 per cent of Twitter's activity featuring tweets about the star.
    • I'm going to show you some tweets now.

intransitive verb

  • 1 (to make a sound)
    Example sentences
    • Happy birds chirped and tweeted, and a deer just barely out of sight grazed peacefully.
    • Song birds tweeted in the tall trees above our heads, and swallows glided on the air, breezing above our heads.
    • I discovered that I really really like my new bedroom (My mum kindly let me have her room…!) because at one in the morning I can still hear the birds tweeting gently in the trees outside my window.
  • 2 (in social networking) (esp Spain)
    twittear (esp Latin America)
    Example sentences
    • I can promise you, I'm not going to be tweeting on the weekends.
    • Within hours of Stephen Fry tweeting a link to the petition on Sunday morning, thousands of people had added their signatures.
    • In May, astronaut Mike Massimino became the first person to tweet from space during space shuttle Atlantis' repair mission to the Hubble Space Telescope.
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