\ 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

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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 An Uber driver in Utah had a rather chirpy passenger last week. Claudia Harmata,, "Intoxicated Utah Man Calls an Uber to Rescue Injured Baby Bird He is Too Drunk to Help," 8 July 2019 Her exhibitionism and honesty seem entirely normal for a now-adult Disney star trying to shed the suffocating image of a chirpy teenager. Robin Abcarian,, "Bella Thorne’s stolen nude selfies spark a debate about blame and slut-shaming," 21 June 2019 At Saturday’s Richards Invitational, Sandburg got a little too chirpy in the championship match against Downers Grove North. Logan Malloy,, "Boys volleyball notes: Sandburg recovers from slow start to go 14-4 in last 18 matches heading into playoffs," 17 May 2018 At the mid-ship welcome party, Minnie invited us all to dance as chirpy tunes blared over the speakers and dads hoisted their little ones on their shoulders. Brie Schwartz, Country Living, "Here's the Truth About Going on a Disney Cruise Without Kids," 13 Sep. 2018 And things continue in the same vein inside with the smiling service and owner Kit Kemp’s signature chirpy clashing prints. Laura Goulden, Condé Nast Traveler, "34 Best Hotels in London," 26 Feb. 2018 Her music is chirpy and kinetic, but weird chords and nervous bits rustling in the orchestra suggest that Josephine fears that his plan to enlist is dangerous. New York Times, "A Soldier’s Racially Charged Suicide Becomes a Powerful Opera," 13 June 2018

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First Known Use of chirpy

1837, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of chirpy

informal : cheerful and lively

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