In a back room, video poker machines ding and chirp with the occasional squeal of delight from a winner.
One by one they were moving, staggering to their feet, beginning to chirp.
When it began to chirp faintly, he listened as if it were a beautiful sound.
It is impossible to detect, by means of the ear, the direction from which the chirp really comes.
“Yes,” he said directly after, for the chirp was answered from lower down.
A few minutes more, and with a chirp the bird was gone into the flood of sunlight.
He used to hop about near her window and nod and chirp to her as though to reassure her.
chirp is still used to express the singing of birds, but the chirk of New England is not understood, and therefore derided.
Silence, broken only by the chirp of the cheery little teakettle.
The Cicada, celebrated for its chirp, and the lanthorn fly, belong to this group.
mid-15c. (implied in chirping), echoic, or else a variant of Middle English chirken "to twitter" (late 14c.), from Old English cearcian "to creak, gnash." Related: Chirped. As a noun, attested from 1802.