\ ˈchər-pē How to pronounce chirpy (audio) \
chirpier; chirpiest

Definition of chirpy

1 : cheerfully lively a chirpy manner
2a : making chirps
b : suggestive of chirping a chirpy voice

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Other Words from chirpy

chirpily \ ˈchər-​pə-​lē How to pronounce chirpily (audio) \ adverb
chirpiness \ ˈchər-​pē-​nəs How to pronounce chirpiness (audio) \ noun

Examples of chirpy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Beats like these — soft shuffles with chirpy melodies — suit him the most neatly. Jon Pareles, New York Times, "Lil Yachty featuring Drake and DaBaby, ‘Oprah’s Bank Account’," 13 Mar. 2020 There was Alice, a chirpy journalist, and her best friend, Dana, a repressed tennis player. Crispin Long, The New Yorker, "“The L Word” Reboot Seeks to Absolve the Original’s Sins," 11 Dec. 2019 Relentlessly chirpy, the noisy miner blasts the alarm before dawn alongside the screeching and flapping of rainbow lorikeets, parrots brighter than Magic Markers and that argue like toddlers. New York Times, "Sydney Is for the Birds. The Bigger and Bolder, the Better.," 21 Sep. 2019 His Liza Minnelli impression is hysterically reminiscent of Andrea Martin’s savage SCTV take on that chirpy, arm-thrusting legend. Christopher Arnott,, "Review: ’The Legend of Georgia McBride’ a bustling, heartwarming drag comedy at Seven Angels," 11 Nov. 2019 People cheerily list their favourite movies and hope for the best, but darkness simmers beneath the chirpy surface. Jacqueline Alnes, Longreads, "Swipe Right: A Reading List about Online Dating," 9 Oct. 2019 Keane the passionate, hard-working one with the fun celebrations and chirpy nature; Berbatov the aloof, laid-back one who could make any movement on the pitch seem effortless., "Dimitar Berbatov: 7 of the Former Man Utd, Tottenham and Fulham Striker's Best Moments," 20 Sep. 2019 After a woeful Friday performance, the offense responded with action (more good plays) and words (out-chirping the chirpy 49ers). Ryan O'halloran, The Denver Post, "Another game, another chance to progress for Broncos quarterback Drew Lock," 18 Aug. 2019 The first narrator sounds like a chirpy, disaffected school primer: Here is the house. . The New Yorker, "Toni Morrison, Remembered By Writers," 10 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of chirpy

1837, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Chirpy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jun. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of chirpy

informal : cheerful and lively

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