chir·​rup | \ ˈchər-əp How to pronounce chirrup (audio) , ˈchir- How to pronounce chirrup (audio) \

Definition of chirrup

: chirp

Other Words from chirrup

chirrup intransitive verb

Examples of chirrup in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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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First Known Use of chirrup

1722, in the meaning defined above

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“Chirrup.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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