cheep

verb
\ ˈchēp How to pronounce cheep (audio) \
cheeped; cheeping; cheeps

Definition of cheep

intransitive verb

1 : to utter faint shrill sounds : peep
2 : to utter a single word or sound

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Other Words from cheep

cheep noun

Examples of cheep in a Sentence

the toaster cheeps to indicate that the toast is done
Recent Examples on the Web Once laid, some eggs are sent away for incubation and replaced by smart fakes, which wiggle and cheep so that the mother is primed for her hatchling’s return. The Economist, "How eugenics is saving a pudgy parrot," 29 Aug. 2019 The ducklings are safe and sound, though, after what seemed like an eternity huddled in terror and cheeping piteously at the drain’s bottom as the humans fought to open a manhole cover. Julio Ojeda-zapata, Twin Cities, "Four baby ducks rescued from Maplewood storm drain by firefighters, hospital workers and a cop," 26 May 2017

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First Known Use of cheep

circa 1522, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for cheep

imitative

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The first known use of cheep was circa 1522

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More Definitions for cheep

cheep

verb
How to pronounce cheep (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of cheep

of a bird : to make a quick high sound

cheep

verb
\ ˈchēp How to pronounce cheep (audio) \
cheeped; cheeping

Kids Definition of cheep

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: peep entry 3, chirp The chicks were cheeping for food.

cheep

noun

Kids Definition of cheep (Entry 2 of 2)

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