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chirp

verb \ ˈchərp \
Updated on: 21 Nov 2017

Definition of chirp

intransitive verb
: to make a chirp or a sound resembling a chirp
transitive verb
: to utter with a cheerful liveliness
  • she chirped "good morning"

Examples of chirp in a Sentence

  1. The birds were chirping in the trees.

  2. We heard the crickets chirping.

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Origin and Etymology of chirp

imitative

chirp Synonyms


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chirp

noun

Definition of chirp

: the characteristic short sharp sound especially of a small bird or insect

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First Known Use of chirp

circa 1586


CHIRP Defined for English Language Learners

chirp

verb

Definition of chirp for English Language Learners

  • : to make a short high-pitched sound

  • : to say (something) in a cheerful and lively way


CHIRP Defined for Kids

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chirp

noun \ ˈchərp \

Definition of chirp for Students

: the short high-pitched sound made by crickets and some small birds

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chirp

verb

Definition of chirp for Students

chirped; chirping
: to make a short high-pitched sound
  • We heard insects chirping.


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