tweet

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v tweet squeeze tightly between the fingers "He pinched her behind","She squeezed the bottle"
    • v tweet make a weak, chirping sound "the small bird was tweeting in the tree"
    • n tweet a weak chirping sound as of a small bird
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Usage

In literature:

The birds on the walls outside were audible, tweeting, chirping.
"Diana of the Crossways, Complete" by George Meredith
Poor little Tweet was frightened and hurt.
"St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, Vol. 5, Nov 1877-Nov 1878" by Various
Therefore, I am Twitter-or-Tweet Orr Tweet, or Twitter-or-Tweet Tweet.
"The She Boss" by Arthur Preston Hankins
There was a melancholy note in the tweet of the low-flitting birds.
"The Wit and Humor of America, Volume V. (of X.)" by Various
Only the rustle of leaves and the startled tweet-tweet of some bird surprised in his sleep disturbed the utter silence of the woods.
"Curlie Carson Listens In" by Roy J. Snell
Tweet was all right, and I hain't got anything to say against her.
"The Coast of Bohemia" by William Dean Howells
But "Tweet-tweet-tweet; tweet-tweet-tweet" was all he said.
"Five Little Friends" by Sherred Willcox Adams
The swallow sang, "Tweet, tweet," and from his song came the whole story.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
The swallow sang "Tweet, tweet," and from his song came the whole story.
"Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales" by Hans Christian Andersen
Then he stretched out his pretty wings and shook convulsively; he could only sing "Tweet, tweet," in a weak, mournful tone.
"Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales" by Hans Christian Andersen
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In news:

Imagine my surprise when Monica our Twitter gal sent me a message telling me that Trace Adkins had tweeted a picture of his, umm, Badonkadonk.
Kim Kardashian gets some criticism for a tweet about Israel.
What did Conservative Republican Scott Barrish Tweet about Obama that caused.
Tweets aside, how does Kanye West proclaim his affection for girlfiend Kim Kardashian.
Tiarra Norcross Tweeted this photograph from the scene of the accident.
Shaquille O'Neal TWEETED his retirement this week TWEETED.
But apparently there is a Tweet limit which I found out last night.
On Saturday, a former boyfriend tweeted out pictures of Jenelle completely nude taken before the plastic surgery.
Because He Tweets Too Much.
Kenneth Cole Egypt tweets ignite firestorm.
A screen shot of the tweets that sent the Twittersphere into a tizzy.
Huffington Post Twitter Account Hacked–Homophobic and Racist Tweets Ensue .
So you think you can tweet.
A couple who say they were forced to leave their home after director Spike Lee re-tweeted their address to his Twitter followers has hired the Morgan & Morgan law firm to represent them.
Wendy Sue Swanson tweets and blogs as Seattle Mama Doc.
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In science:

Preparation: A tweet is typically composed of text, hashtags, embedded resources or URIs and usertags all spanning a maximum of 140 characters.
Losing My Revolution: How Many Resources Shared on Social Media Have Been Lost?
While the line starting with U shows a link to the user who authored this particular tweet.
Losing My Revolution: How Many Resources Shared on Social Media Have Been Lost?
Tag Expansion: We wanted to select tweets that we can say with high confidence are about a selected event.
Losing My Revolution: How Many Resources Shared on Social Media Have Been Lost?
In this case, precision is more important than recall as collecting every single tweet published about a certain event is less important than making sure that the selected tweets are definitely about that event.
Losing My Revolution: How Many Resources Shared on Social Media Have Been Lost?
These tweets were further filtered to keep only the tweets that have at least one of the expanded tags obtained from Table 1.
Losing My Revolution: How Many Resources Shared on Social Media Have Been Lost?
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