Meaning of CHIRP in English


— chirper , n. — chirpingly , adv.

/cherrp/ , v.i.

1. to make a characteristic short, sharp sound, as small birds and certain insects.

2. to make any similar sound: The children chirped with amusement.


3. to sound or utter in a chirping manner: The little girl chirped her joy.


4. a chirping sound.

[ 1400-50; late ME chyrpynge (ger.); expressive word akin to CHEEP, CHIRK, etc. ]

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