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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [churp]
    • /tʃɜrp/
    • /tʃɜːp/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [churp]
    • /tʃɜrp/

Definitions of chirp word

  • verb chirp When a bird or an insect such as a cricket or grasshopper chirps, it makes short high-pitched sounds. 3
  • verb chirp Chirp is also a noun. 3
  • verb chirp You say that a person chirps when they say something in a cheerful, high-pitched voice. 3
  • verb chirp (esp of some birds and insects) to make a short high-pitched sound 3
  • verb chirp to speak in a lively fashion 3
  • noun chirp a chirping sound, esp that made by a bird 3

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Origin of chirp

First appearance:

before 1400
One of the 24% oldest English words
1400-50; late Middle English chyrpynge (gerund); expressive word akin to cheep, chirk, etc.

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Parts of speech for Chirp


chirp popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 86% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

chirp usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for chirp

verb chirp

  • warble — to sing or whistle with trills, quavers, or melodic embellishments: The canary warbled most of the day.
  • soundThe, a strait between SW Sweden and Zealand, connecting the Kattegat and the Baltic. 87 miles (140 km) long; 3–30 miles (5–48 km) wide.
  • lilt — rhythmic swing or cadence.
  • tweet — a weak chirping sound, as of a young or small bird.
  • quaver — to shake tremulously; quiver or tremble: He stood there quavering with fear.

Antonyms for chirp

verb chirp

  • conceal — If you conceal something, you cover it or hide it carefully.

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