Definition of


  1. (noun, event) a sharp sound made by small birds or insects
  2. (verb, communication) make high-pitched sounds
  3. (verb, creation) sing in modulation

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Synonyms of Chirp

cheep, chirrup, peep, tweedle

Alternate forms of Chirp

Derivations: chirp, chirpy

Hyponyms: chitter, tweet, twitter

Hypernyms: emit, let loose, let out, sing, sound, utter

Origin of the word Chirp

  1. mid-15c., echoic var. of M.E. chirken "to twitter" (late 14c.), from O.E. cearcian "to creak, gnash." more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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