to make a characteristic short, sharp sound, as small birds and certain insects.
to make any similar sound: The children chirped with amusement.
to sound or utter in a chirping manner: The little girl chirped her joy.
a chirping sound.
- chirper, noun
- chirp·ing·ly, adverb
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How to use chirp in a sentence
If you’d rather not listen to chirps and caws, just seek out music that makes you feel calm.To take the most relaxing bath ever, add some healthy tips | Rachel Feltman | January 3, 2021 | Popular-Science
This might produce an “anti-chirp” — a pattern of gravitational waves opposite to a chirp’s — before plunging back in with a chirp.
Those chirps are received by any nearby Bluetooth device, such as another phone.
So any phone with Bluetooth will have data about chirps it sent out and chirps it got from other smartphones it had been near.
Information about the stored chirps would then become part of a large public database.
Nancy enjoyed music and hearing birds chirp and the sound of children playing.U.K. Courts Grant Mother Right to End Her 12-Year-Old Disabled Daughter’s Life | Elizabeth Picciuto | November 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In a back room, video poker machines ding and chirp with the occasional squeal of delight from a winner.
He laughed, a high-pitched chirp that sounded like a castrato.
Queeker rode up to the gap, shut his eyes, gave a chirp, and committed himself to fate and Slapover.The Floating Light of the Goodwin Sands | R.M. Ballantyne
However, he shut his eyes, and courageously gave the accustomed chirp, and Slapover plunged down.The Floating Light of the Goodwin Sands | R.M. Ballantyne
She is quite sure she understands what her big dog Tom says and her little canary chirp.Child Life In Town And Country | Anatole France
Somewhere near her feet the cricket gave out an importunate chirp.The Dragon Painter | Mary McNeil Fenollosa
Then she heard a little restless bird chirp out its wakefulness from a nest in the ivy round the walls of the house.Ruth | Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
British Dictionary definitions for chirp (1 of 2)
(esp of some birds and insects) to make a short high-pitched sound
to speak in a lively fashion
a chirping sound, esp that made by a bird
- chirper, noun
British Dictionary definitions for CHIRP (2 of 2)
Confidential Human Incidents Reporting Programme: a system, run by the RAF Institute of Medicine, by which commercial pilots can comment on safety trends without the knowledge of their employers
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