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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.]
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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
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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.
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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
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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"
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chirp

verb chirrup, pipe, peep, warble, twitter, cheep, tweet The birds chirped loudly in the hedges.
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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
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chirp

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

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

(tʃəːp) chirrup (ˈtʃirəp) nouns
the sharp, shrill sound of certain birds and insects.
verb
to make such a sound.
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The AWG can be combined with a PSG signal generator (up to 44 GHz) with I/Q inputs to generate signals such as a 2-GHz LFM chirped radar signal at X-band.
These models offer automatic and self-contained frequency profiling that is ideally suited to such applications as chirped radar profiling, carrier frequency measurement, pulsed radar analysis, VCO measurements and frequency agile system analysis over a frequency range up to 170 GHz (depending upon the model selected).
Chirped radars sometimes have very large compression factors.