\ 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

Other Words from chirpy

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

Examples of chirpy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The body includes chirpy and perky acidity and strong flavors of blue fruit. Tom Mullen, Forbes, 22 May 2022 After controlling the race from start to finish, Verstappen was in a chirpy mood again. Joshua Robinson, WSJ, 6 May 2022 On last week’s episode, Thede played a croaking spelling-bee host, a chirpy morning-show meteorologist and a peacocking art-school student. New York Times, 27 Apr. 2022 There is no chirpy greeting, no acknowledgment of being observed at all. New York Times, 6 Apr. 2022 Kimberly has a deadbeat drunk for a dad (Steven Boyer) and a chirpy narcissist for a mom (Alli Mauzey). Alexandra Schwartz, The New Yorker, 10 Dec. 2021 Our first impression of her is all folksy comic mannerisms and laugh-cueing prayers, delivered in a chirpy Betty Boop voice that Chastain gradually invests with an edge of steel. Los Angeles Times, 16 Sep. 2021 Sheila ditches her identity as a devoted political wife to be a chirpy exercise-video star. Shirley Li, The Atlantic, 20 June 2021 Now, those 10 Senators have been fairly chirpy about feeling burned. Philip Elliott, Time, 12 Apr. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of chirpy

1837, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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3 Jun 2022

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