- to chirp: robins chirruping on the lawn.
- to make a similar sound: She chirruped softly to encourage the horse.
- to utter with chirps.
- to make a chirping sound to.
- the act or sound of chirruping: a chirrup of birds.
Origin of chirrup
Related Words for chirruphoot, warble, trill, pipe, twitter, cry, chuck, cheep, squeak, chatter, tweet, coo, churr, chirrup, chirp, chip, peep, tweedle, sound, lilt
Examples from the Web for chirrup
Historical Examples of chirrup
A resounding “chirrup” and the weary beasts strained at their neck-yoke.The Hound From The North
Ben gave a chirrup, the horses began to move, and that was the end of dear old Tunxet.Eyebright
Another what seemed to be a painfully long pause, and then Chirrup!Fitz the Filibuster
George Manville Fenn
It is to be hoped so, sir; the blackbirds are giving a chirrup or two.It Is Never Too Late to Mend
There was no news from Joe Douglas these many weeks past, not a line, not a chirrup from him.On the Road to Bagdad
F. S. Brereton
- (esp of some birds) to chirp repeatedly
- to make clucking sounds with the lips
- such a sound
Word Origin for chirrup
1570s, alternative form chirp (v.).