Meaning of CHIRP in English


I. ˈchərp, -ə̄p verb

( -ed/-ing/-s )

Etymology: imitative

intransitive verb

1. : to make a usually repetitive short sharp sound (as of small birds or crickets) : chirrup

grasshoppers chirping and birds singing — G.B.Shaw

2. : to make a sound imitating or resembling the chirping of a bird especially in speaking

someone turned on the water down the hall and all the second floor faucets chirped at once — Nelson Algren

transitive verb

: to say or utter with a sound of chirping

wait until the boldest chirps : “It was tonight, dear, wasn't it?” — Arcibald MacLeish

II. noun

( -s )

1. : a short sharp note natural to some birds or insects (as crickets) : chirrup

2. : a sound imitating or resembling a chirp

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