chirrup

noun

chir·​rup ˈchər-əp How to pronounce chirrup (audio) ˈchir- How to pronounce chirrup (audio)
: chirp
chirrup intransitive verb

Examples of chirrup in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The chirrup or trill greeting is a melodious sound that cats make when saying hello to preferred individuals. Emily Blackwell, CNN, 18 Oct. 2022 Electricity is intermittent and the main source of fuel is buffalo dung, the scent of which drifts through the air along with the tweets and chirrups of red-wattled lapwings. The Economist, 25 Oct. 2019 But that 0-60 mph acceleration of 7.6 seconds is actually highly traction-limited, on account of the pretty useless tires up front, which chirrup and squeal even beyond the interventions of traction control whenever pressed. Dan Neil, WSJ, 1 Nov. 2018 Experimental equipment on board beamed chirrups of sound into the depths and listened for their return. The Economist, 10 Mar. 2018

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Word History

Etymology

imitative

First Known Use

1722, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of chirrup was in 1722

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Cite this Entry

“Chirrup.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chirrup. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

chirrup

verb
chir·​rup ˈchər-əp How to pronounce chirrup (audio) ˈchir- How to pronounce chirrup (audio)
: chirp
chirrup noun

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