twee

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj twee affectedly dainty or refined
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n twee Same as étui. Planché, p. 183.
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Usage

In literature:

Selecting one of the choicest sparrows, the hawk took it away to eat, after which the others came out crying, 'Twee-twee!
"The Kreutzer Sonata and Other Stories" by Leo Tolstoi
Every fiddler, he had a fiddle, and a very fine fiddle had he; Twee tweedle dee, tweedle dee, went the fiddlers.
"The Home Book of Verse, Vol. 1 (of 4)" by Various
I can't remember at all about the funny water and the twee with the flowers, and all of it.
"The Golden Scarecrow" by Hugh Walpole
Ik is alleen hier en twee van mij kinders is al dood, and nou le die dochtertje ernstig ziek in die hospital?
"Woman's Endurance" by A.D.L.
I could shoot my arrow now and pwick the twees, if only I could get one made.
"A Little Mother to the Others" by L. T. Meade
BIG S. See 'ittie bitsy teeny weeny trumpets gwowing in twees.
"The White Christmas and other Merry Christmas Plays" by Walter Ben Hare
Oh, oh, if she puts it down on dat twee-bench Wobin will eat it all up!
"Joyce's Investments" by Fannie E. Newberry
It must have been "devey" and "twee" to have gone through all those experiences.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
And a very fine fiddle had he; "Twee tweedle dee, tweedle dee," went the fiddlers.
"Pinafore Palace" by Various
See birdies an' twees and walk on gween gwass!
"The Enchanted Barn" by Grace Livingston Hill Lutz
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In poetry:

Zoo saam doen twee een korte poos
Over een wijd gebied!...
Nog liggen wegen eindeloos
Voor morgen in 't verschiet!...
"Avondwandeling" by Pieter Cornelis Boutens
"Frae thy jilted lad what gift mun thou get?
(T' lairocks sing sae sweetly, O!))
Twee lucky-steanes, or fine ear-rings o' jet,
When t' tide cooms hoamin' in?"
"Jenny Storm" by F W Moorman
And Birdie Brown sang, "Twirrr twitter, twirrr twee!
In the rosiest rose-bush a rare nest!
Twirrr twitter, twirrr twitter, twirrr twitter, twirrrrr tweeeee!
In the fun he has found the earnest!"
"Little Boy Blue" by George MacDonald

In news:

London twee outfit Allo Darlin' plays a set of songs from their newest album, "Europe" live on KEXP.
Allo Darlin' Brings Twee Indie Pop to the Casbah .
"Forget hipsters, let's all hate on twee for a while," read a recent headline on the website Brokelyn.
Chairlift 's Caroline Polachek Explores 'Laser Twee' Fashion.
MOONRISE KINGDOM "So left at Precocious Falls and right at Twee Forest—then we'll be at Precious Lake.".
Or pseudo-twee bombast meets intellectualized disco.
Watch Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt's Cover of "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve"—Plus Four Less Twee Versions.
INTERVIEWS Listen to Ex Cops' Power- Twee Jewel 'James'.
Twee Grows in Brooklyn.
A Twee Grows In Brooklyn.
No respect for 11 If you were a twee: Among television's best bets this week is the annual celebrity fawn-a-thon, "Barbara Walters Presents the 10 Most Fascinating People of 2012," Wednesday on ABC.
They are twee, nostalgia-driven, and hipster -ish, with a dash of poet.
You can go the glockenspiel-filled route of Freelance Whales with their twee romantic pop tunes.
INTERVIEWS Listen to Ex Cops' Power-Twee Jewel 'James'.
Hear the first song from the twee-gaze group's new 7-inch single.
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In science:

Die zijn er namelijk maar in twee soorten: bosonen en fermionen.
Topological Strings and Quantum Curves
Ik heb me vooral ger icht op de laatste twee problemen, in wisselende samenwerkingsverbanden met andere onderzoekers.
Radio Pulsars
Dit sal dus nie deug om hulle in kwantumberekening as die twee vektore in V1 te sien nie.
Quantum computing (Kwantumberekening)
Ons het dus ’n bi-stabiele komponent wat in een van twee maklik lees- of meetbare toestande is.
Quantum computing (Kwantumberekening)
Deurgang van ’n stringetjie van twee bisse deur die beheerde-nie-hek moet fisies gerealiseer word as ’n geldige oorgang van een toestand van die fisiese stelsel na ’n volgende toestand.
Quantum computing (Kwantumberekening)
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