chirpier; chirpiest
1
: cheerfully lively
a chirpy manner
2
a
: making chirps
b
: suggestive of chirping
a chirpy voice
chirpily adverb
chirpiness noun

Examples of chirpy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This playful romp, complete with chirpy hiccups, was sniffed at as crass and materialistic by critics waiting for another reason to resist Madonna's mania in 1984. Ed Masley, The Arizona Republic, 10 Mar. 2024 The one element that feels borderline extraneous — though still quite entertaining — is a story related by a chirpy doctor (Anne Marie Ottersen). David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 19 Feb. 2024 Though no other song on Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes shares those distinctively chirpy flutes and recorders, its bittersweet aura carries through the rest of the album. Al Shipley, SPIN, 21 Nov. 2023 The others were mostly white Jamaicans and children of American and Canadian expats, chirpy girls whose toy-blond mothers picked them up every evening by car. Safiya Sinclair, The New Yorker, 31 July 2023 The Texas native’s sheer charisma and irrepressibly chirpy attitude seemed to naturally resist such a rendering, and by the time she was voted the show’s first winner, the tabloids had little material to play with: no drugs, no juicy love life, no bad behavior. Vulture, 27 June 2023 Swiping through TikTok can take one on any number of similar cosmetic journeys, guided by chirpy, young content creators who emerge ever so slightly more tucked, augmented or symmetrical. Madeleine Aggeler, Washington Post, 13 June 2023 A number of the furnishings—chairs, mostly, and one of the friendlier sofas—sometimes call out chirpy greetings. Michelle Slatalla, WSJ, 24 Nov. 2020 In the new show, the late actor’s bench and gavel are newly taken over by Melissa Rauch, who also developed the revival, as Stone’s daughter Abby, a chirpy, chatty product of the upstate small town to which her father moved sometime after the first series ended. Robert Lloydtelevision Critic, Los Angeles Times, 18 Jan. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1837, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of chirpy was in 1837

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“Chirpy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chirpy. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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