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chirp

 (chûrp)
n.
A short, high-pitched sound, such as the one a small bird or insect makes.
intr.v. chirped, chirp·ing, chirps
To make a short, high-pitched sound.

[Middle English *chirpen, of imitative origin.]

chirp

(tʃɜːp)
vb (intr)
1. (Zoology) (esp of some birds and insects) to make a short high-pitched sound
2. to speak in a lively fashion
n
(Zoology) a chirping sound, esp that made by a bird
[C15 (as chirpinge, gerund): of imitative origin]
ˈchirper n

CHIRP

(tʃɜːp)
n acronym for
(Aeronautics) 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

chirp

(tʃɜrp)

n.
1. the short, sharp sound made by small birds and certain insects.
2. any similar sound, esp. of a cheerful, excited tone.
v.i.
3. to make the sound of a chirp.
v.t.
4. to say or express with such a sound.
[1400–50; late Middle English chyrpynge (ger.); expressive word akin to cheep, chirk]
chirp′er, n.

chirp


Past participle: chirped
Gerund: chirping

Imperative
chirp
chirp
Present
I chirp
you chirp
he/she/it chirps
we chirp
you chirp
they chirp
Preterite
I chirped
you chirped
he/she/it chirped
we chirped
you chirped
they chirped
Present Continuous
I am chirping
you are chirping
he/she/it is chirping
we are chirping
you are chirping
they are chirping
Present Perfect
I have chirped
you have chirped
he/she/it has chirped
we have chirped
you have chirped
they have chirped
Past Continuous
I was chirping
you were chirping
he/she/it was chirping
we were chirping
you were chirping
they were chirping
Past Perfect
I had chirped
you had chirped
he/she/it had chirped
we had chirped
you had chirped
they had chirped
Future
I will chirp
you will chirp
he/she/it will chirp
we will chirp
you will chirp
they will chirp
Future Perfect
I will have chirped
you will have chirped
he/she/it will have chirped
we will have chirped
you will have chirped
they will have chirped
Future Continuous
I will be chirping
you will be chirping
he/she/it will be chirping
we will be chirping
you will be chirping
they will be chirping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been chirping
you have been chirping
he/she/it has been chirping
we have been chirping
you have been chirping
they have been chirping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been chirping
you will have been chirping
he/she/it will have been chirping
we will have been chirping
you will have been chirping
they will have been chirping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been chirping
you had been chirping
he/she/it had been chirping
we had been chirping
you had been chirping
they had been chirping
Conditional
I would chirp
you would chirp
he/she/it would chirp
we would chirp
you would chirp
they would chirp
Past Conditional
I would have chirped
you would have chirped
he/she/it would have chirped
we would have chirped
you would have chirped
they would have chirped
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chirp - a sharp sound made by small birds or insectschirp - a sharp sound made by small birds or insects
sound - the sudden occurrence of an audible event; "the sound awakened them"
tweet - a weak chirping sound as of a small bird
Verb1.chirp - make high-pitched soundschirp - make high-pitched sounds; "the birds were chirping in the bushes"
let loose, let out, utter, emit - express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words); "She let out a big heavy sigh"; "He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand"
chitter, twitter - make high-pitched sounds, as of birds
2.chirp - sing in modulationchirp - sing in modulation      
music - musical activity (singing or whistling etc.); "his music was his central interest"
sing - produce tones with the voice; "She was singing while she was cooking"; "My brother sings very well"

chirp

verb chirrup, pipe, peep, warble, twitter, cheep, tweet The birds chirped loudly in the hedges.
Translations
زَقْزَقَهيُزَقْزِقُ
crvlikánícrvlikat
kvidrekvidrenpippepippensang
kvak, tístkvaka, tísta
čirkštičirškimas
čiepstēšanačiepstētčivināšanačivināt
cvrlikaniecvrlikaťšveholeniešveholiť
čivkanječivkati
cırcırcırcır etmekcıvıldamakcıvıltı

chirp

[tʃɜːp]
A. N [of birds] → pío m, gorjeo m; [of crickets] → chirrido m, canto m
B. VI [birds] → piar, gorjear; [crickets] → chirriar, cantar

chirp

[ˈtʃɜːrp]
n
[birds] → pépiement m, gazouillis m
[grasshopper] → stridulation f
vi
[bird] → pépier, gazouiller
[grasshopper] → chanter, striduler
vt [person] (= say happily) → dire gaiement

chirp

vi (birds)zwitschern; (crickets)zirpen
n (of birds)Piepser m; (= chirping)Piepsen nt no pl, → Zwitschern nt no pl; (of crickets)Zirpen nt no pl; I don’t want to hear another chirp out of youich möchte keinen Muckser mehr von dir hören (inf)

chirp

[tʃɜːp] chirrup [ˈtʃɪrəp]
1. n (of birds) → cinguettio; (of crickets) → cri cri m
2. vi (see n) → cinguettare, fare cri cri

chirp

(tʃəːp) chirrup (ˈtʃirəp) nouns
the sharp, shrill sound of certain birds and insects.
verb
to make such a sound.
References in classic literature ?
A grove of pines covered one part of it, and from the heart of this green spot came a clearer sound than the soft sigh of the pines or the drowsy chirp of the crickets.
Presently he began to sing for us--a thin, rusty little chirp.
No signs of life occurred near him, but occasionally the melancholy chirp of a cricket, or perhaps the guttural twang of a bull-frog from a neighboring marsh, as if sleeping uncomfortably and turning suddenly in his bed.
She had just paused and was looking up at a long spray of ivy swinging in the wind when she saw a gleam of scarlet and heard a brilliant chirp, and there, on the top of the wall, forward perched Ben Weatherstaff's robin redbreast, tilting forward to look at her with his small head on one side.
Aaron was not indisposed to display his talents, even to an ogre, under protecting circumstances; and after a few more signs of coyness, consisting chiefly in rubbing the backs of his hands over his eyes, and then peeping between them at Master Marner, to see if he looked anxious for the "carril", he at length allowed his head to be duly adjusted, and standing behind the table, which let him appear above it only as far as his broad frill, so that he looked like a cherubic head untroubled with a body, he began with a clear chirp, and in a melody that had the rhythm of an industrious hammer
There was no sound but that of the distant breakers, mounting from all round, and the chirp of countless insects in the brush.
Save for the hum of the gnats and the chirp of some small insects that hopped among the thorns, the air was absolutely still.
And when he attempted to drive it away, the bird flew no farther than the bough of the next tree, and again came fluttering about his head, with its doleful chirp, as soon as he showed a purpose of going forward.
Neither song nor chirp was heard--silence seemed to have taken the place of the normal voices of bird life.
To me there is nothing on earth equal to that, although what is nearly equal to it is to go with them for an hour or more, as we like to do on Sunday afternoons, into the woods, where we can live for a while near the heart of nature, where no one can disturb or vex us, surrounded by pure air, the trees, the shrubbery, the flowers, and the sweet fragrance that springs from a hundred plants, enjoying the chirp of the crickets and the songs of the birds.
The chirp of a robin on the bough above his head awakened him, and his awakenment was accompanied by a sigh.
The kettle began it, full five minutes by the little waxy-faced Dutch clock in the corner, before the Cricket uttered a chirp.