chirrup

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chir·rup

 (chûr′əp, chĭr′-)
v. chir·ruped, chir·rup·ing, chir·rups
v.intr.
1. To utter a series of chirps.
2. To make clucking or clicking sounds with the lips, as in urging on a horse.
v.tr.
1. To sound with chirps.
2. To make clucking sounds to.
n.
1. A series of chirps.
2. A series of clucks or clicking sounds, such as those made to urge on a horse.

[Variant of chirp.]
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chirrup

(ˈtʃɪrəp)
vb (intr)
1. (Zoology) (esp of some birds) to chirp repeatedly
2. to make clucking sounds with the lips
n
such a sound
[C16: variant of chirp]
ˈchirruper n
ˈchirrupy adj
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chir•rup

(ˈtʃɪər əp, ˈtʃɜr-)

v.i.
1. to chirp.
n.
2. the sound of chirruping.
[1570–80; variant of chirp]
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chirrup


Past participle: chirrupped
Gerund: chirrupping

Imperative
chirrup
chirrup
Present
I chirrup
you chirrup
he/she/it chirrups
we chirrup
you chirrup
they chirrup
Preterite
I chirrupped
you chirrupped
he/she/it chirrupped
we chirrupped
you chirrupped
they chirrupped
Present Continuous
I am chirrupping
you are chirrupping
he/she/it is chirrupping
we are chirrupping
you are chirrupping
they are chirrupping
Present Perfect
I have chirrupped
you have chirrupped
he/she/it has chirrupped
we have chirrupped
you have chirrupped
they have chirrupped
Past Continuous
I was chirrupping
you were chirrupping
he/she/it was chirrupping
we were chirrupping
you were chirrupping
they were chirrupping
Past Perfect
I had chirrupped
you had chirrupped
he/she/it had chirrupped
we had chirrupped
you had chirrupped
they had chirrupped
Future
I will chirrup
you will chirrup
he/she/it will chirrup
we will chirrup
you will chirrup
they will chirrup
Future Perfect
I will have chirrupped
you will have chirrupped
he/she/it will have chirrupped
we will have chirrupped
you will have chirrupped
they will have chirrupped
Future Continuous
I will be chirrupping
you will be chirrupping
he/she/it will be chirrupping
we will be chirrupping
you will be chirrupping
they will be chirrupping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been chirrupping
you have been chirrupping
he/she/it has been chirrupping
we have been chirrupping
you have been chirrupping
they have been chirrupping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been chirrupping
you will have been chirrupping
he/she/it will have been chirrupping
we will have been chirrupping
you will have been chirrupping
they will have been chirrupping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been chirrupping
you had been chirrupping
he/she/it had been chirrupping
we had been chirrupping
you had been chirrupping
they had been chirrupping
Conditional
I would chirrup
you would chirrup
he/she/it would chirrup
we would chirrup
you would chirrup
they would chirrup
Past Conditional
I would have chirrupped
you would have chirrupped
he/she/it would have chirrupped
we would have chirrupped
you would have chirrupped
they would have chirrupped
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chirrup - a series of chirpschirrup - a series of chirps      
sound - the sudden occurrence of an audible event; "the sound awakened them"
Verb1.chirrup - make high-pitched soundschirrup - 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
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Translations
cvrlikaniecvrlikaťšveholeniešveholiť

chirrup

[ˈtʃɪrəp]
vi (= chirp) [person, bird] → pépier
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The initiative has encouraged the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds to reintroduce the field cricket--a flightless chirruper of sandy heaths described as 'abundant' by Gilbert White in 1761 but almost extinct by 1990--to restored Farnham Heath in Surrey and Pulborough Brooks in West Sussex.