\ˈchər-pē \
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 \-​pə-​lē \ adverb
chirpiness \-​pē-​nəs \ noun

Examples of chirpy in a Sentence

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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 The result was maniacally bubbly, a giddy counterpoint of chirpy melodies that don’t quite line up, but happily grind away at each other. Christian Hertzog,, "Mainly Mozart Festival gives Mozart, Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky first-class treatment," 17 June 2018 And crickets are perfect, chirpy little data generators. Carl Engelking, Discover Magazine, "A New Animal Farm," 12 June 2018 His voice is chirpy-thin, making his stories of debauched after-hours excess sound like child’s play. New York Times, "Post Malone and Rae Sremmurd, Hip-Hop Impressionists Shaping the Stream," 9 May 2018 We passengers sat through the same safety briefing, which consisted mostly of a chirpy and enthusiastic video that lasted less than 5 minutes. Eric Adams, WIRED, "Inside the Safety Issues Surrounding the NY Helicopter Crash," 8 Apr. 2018 The band is an international crazy quilt of musicians who met online and wove together beats, samples, and chirpy harmonies from laptops in New Zealand, Australia, the United States, and their new home, East London. Staff, The Christian Science Monitor, "Top Picks: Superorganism's album, the documentary 'Jane,' and more," 23 Mar. 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

: cheerful and lively

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