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Meaning of CHIRP

Pronunciation:  churp

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a sharp sound made by small birds or insects
  2. [v]  make high-pitched sounds; of birds
  3. [v]  sing in modulation

CHIRP is a 5 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: cheep, chirrup, tweedle, twirp
 See Also: chitter, emit, let loose, let out, sing, sound, tweet, twitter, utter



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Chirp\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Chirped}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Chirping}.] [Of imitative orgin. Cf. {Chirk}, {Chipper},
    {Cheep}, {Chirm}, {Chirrup}.]
    To make a shop, sharp, cheerful, as of small birds or
  2. \Chirp\, n.
    A short, sharp note, as of a bird or insect. ``The chirp of
    flitting bird.'' --Bryant.
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