verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of chirp
Examples from the Web for chirp
In a back room, video poker machines ding and chirp with the occasional squeal of delight from a winner.
On my imitating their chirp one fluttered down, and attempted to alight on my horse's ears.Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia|Thomas Mitchell
She looked up into the vine that grew on the side of the house, and called, "Chirp, Chirp!"
A chaffinch actually did chirp in response from a mountain ash near.A Desperate Character and Other Stories|Ivan Turgenev
British Dictionary definitions for chirp (1 of 2)
Word Origin for chirp
British Dictionary definitions for chirp (2 of 2)
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Word Origin and History for chirp
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.