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chirp

chirp

 
pronunciation:
chuhrp
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: chirped, chirping, chirps
definition: to utter a short, high-pitched sound, as of a grasshopper or small bird.
A bird was chirping outside my window.
synonyms:
cheep, chirrup, twitter
similar words:
chipper, peep, stridulate, tweet, warble
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to utter in a manner similar to a chirp.
She chirped a greeting.
synonyms:
cheep, twitter
similar words:
warble
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part of speech: noun
definition: the sound made by chirping.
At the sight of a squirrel, the bird gave a loud chirp and flew off.
synonyms:
cheep, chirrup, twitter
similar words:
peep, tweet, warble
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derivations: chirpingly (adv.), chirper (n.)
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