chirrup

[ cheer-uh p, chur- ]
/ ˈtʃɪər əp, ˈtʃɜr- /

verb (used without object), chir·ruped, chir·rup·ing.

to chirp: robins chirruping on the lawn.
to make a similar sound: She chirruped softly to encourage the horse.

verb (used with object), chir·ruped, chir·rup·ing.

to utter with chirps.
to make a chirping sound to.

noun

the act or sound of chirruping: a chirrup of birds.

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Origin of chirrup

First recorded in 1570–80; variant of chirp

OTHER WORDS FROM chirrup

chir·rup·per, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for chirrup

chirrup
/ (ˈtʃɪrəp) /

verb (intr)

(esp of some birds) to chirp repeatedly
to make clucking sounds with the lips

noun

such a sound

Derived forms of chirrup

chirruper, nounchirrupy, adjective

Word Origin for chirrup

C16: variant of chirp
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